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We present algebraic laws for a language similar to a subset of sequential Java that includes inheritance, recursive classes, dynamic binding, access control, type tests and casts, assignment, but no sharing. These laws are proved sound with respect to a weakest precondition semantics. We also show that they are complete in the sense that they are(More)
In this article we introduce a comprehensive set of algebraic laws for rool, a language similar to sequential Java but with a copy semantics. We present a few laws of commands, but focus on the object-oriented features of the language. We show that this set of laws is complete in the sense that it is sufficient to reduce an arbitrary rool program to a(More)
The Java Modeling Language (JML) is a behavioral interface specification language (BISL) designed for Java. It was developed to improve functional software correctness of Java applications. However, instrumented object program generated by the JML compiler use the Java reflection mechanism and data structures not supported by Java ME applications. To deal(More)
Aspect-oriented programming (AOP) is a popular technique for modularizing crosscutting concerns. In this context, researchers have found that the realization of design by contract (DbC) is crosscutting and fares better when modularized by AOP. However, previous efforts aimed at supporting crosscutting contract modularity might actually compromise the main(More)
Object-oriented programming laws have been proposed in the context of languages that are not combined with a behavioral interface specification language (BISL). The strong dependence between source-code and interface specifications may cause a number of difficulties when transforming programs. In this paper we introduce a set of programming laws for(More)
In this paper we show how rewriting systems, in particular CafeOBJ, can be used to automatically prove refactoring rules. In addition, a small case study that illustrates the application of a refactoring rule in an arbitrary program is also developed. Our approach is based on a sequential object-oriented language of refinement (ROOL) similar to Java. We(More)