Pierre America

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This paper shows that inheritance and subtyping can be introduced advantageously into a parallel object-oriented language, POOL-I. These concepts are clearly distinguished, because they deal with different aspects of programming. In this way several problems traditionally adhering to inheritance can be solved. The language POOL-I is a parallel(More)
This paper presents a technique by which solutions to reflexive domain equations can be found in a certain category of complete metric spaces. The objects in this category are the (non-empty) metric spaces and the arrows consist of two maps: an isometric embedding and a non-distance-increasing left inverse to it. The solution of the equation is constructed(More)
We compare five industrial software architecture design methods and we extract from their commonalities a general software architecture design approach. Using this general approach, we compare across the five methods the artifacts and activities they use or recommend, and we pinpoint similarities and differences. Once we get beyond the great variance in(More)
We compare five industrial software architecture design methods and we extract from their commonalities a general software architecture design approach. Using this general approach, we compare across the five methods the artifacts and activities they use or recommend, and we pinpoint similarities and differences. Once we get beyond the great variance in(More)
This paper discusses the considerations that have played a role in the design of the language POOL2. This language integrates the structuring techniques of object-oriented programming with mechanisms for expressing parallelism. We introduce the basic principles of object-oriented programming and its significance for program development methodologies.(More)
An execution view is an important asset for developing large and complex systems. An execution view helps practitioners to describe, analyze, and communicate what a software system does at runtime and how it does it. In this paper, we present an approach to define execution viewpoints for an existing large and complex software-intensive system. This(More)