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Assessing inheritance for the multiple descendant redefinition problem in OO systems.

Li-Thiao-Te, Philippe, Kennedy, Jessie and Owens, John (1997) Assessing inheritance for the multiple descendant redefinition problem in OO systems. In: Proceedings of [the] International Conference on Object Oriented Information Systems (OOIS'97). Springer-Verlag, London, pp. 197-210. ISBN 3-540-76170-5

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    Abstract/Description

    Current use of inheritance has illustrated that the introduction of conceptual inconsistencies is possible in a class hierarchy. This paper discusses the reasons why
    complete method redefinition infringes the essence of inheritance. A redefinition metric set is proposed and practical experiments demonstrate that the results
    obtained permit the detection of inheritance design problems. Appropriate design decisions are suggested.

    Item Type: Book Section
    ISBN: 3-540-76170-5
    Additional Information: Paper presented at the International Conference on Object Oriented Information Systems, (OOIS’97), 10-12 Nov. 1997, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Object oriented programming; Object oriented design; Inheritance; Hierarchical classification; Conceptual inconsistency; Redefinition metric set; Application; Benefits;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data
    Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
    Item ID: 2977
    Depositing User: Computing Research
    Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2009 17:07
    Last Modified: 12 Jan 2011 04:51
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2977

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