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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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