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dc.contributor.authorChalla, Sivaen_US
dc.contributor.authorKafura, Dennis G.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-19T14:37:10Z
dc.date.available2013-06-19T14:37:10Z
dc.date.issued1995-12-01
dc.identifierhttp://eprints.cs.vt.edu/archive/00000438/en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/19954
dc.description.abstractReuse of already developed object-oriented software components is reduced when software is written in different object-oriented languages, or when it is not easy to relocate the software components from one machine to another machine. Software development in a distributed and heterogeous environment is a solution to this problem. Several common object models have been defined for software development in a distributed and heterogeous environment. Most of the existing common object models do not agree upon a common set of object-oriented features. These models are weak (i.e., they have only a modest subset of object-oriented features) because they support both object-oriented and non object-oriented languages and mapping of the model into non object-oriented languages is a complex problem. In this paper an interoperable common object model (ICOM) that supports statically typed object-oriented languages is presented. The ICOM model has an extensive set of object-oriented features that uses reflection techniques to support the model. The architecture of ICOM framework is described and a detailed account on how reflection is used is given. A prototype involving dynamic method binding feature is explained in detail.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/postscripten_US
dc.publisherDepartment of Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofHistorical Collection(Till Dec 2001)en_US
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.titleUsing Reflection for Implementing ICOM, an Interoperable Common Object Modelen_US
dc.typeTechnical reporten_US
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.trnumberTR-95-23en_US
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://eprints.cs.vt.edu/archive/00000438/01/TR-95-23.ps


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