Building Blocks for Extensibility in the UML : Response to UML 2 . 0 Request For Information Rich Hilliard Integrated Systems and Internet Solutions

@inproceedings{Hilliard1999BuildingBF,
  title={Building Blocks for Extensibility in the UML : Response to UML 2 . 0 Request For Information Rich Hilliard Integrated Systems and Internet Solutions},
  author={Rich Hilliard},
  year={1999}
}
The focus of this response to the UML 2.0 Request for Information (RFI) is extensibility of the UML. First, I argue the existing lightweight extension mechanisms (constraints, tagged values and stereotypes) are too low-level by themselves to be effective for the kinds of extension users care about. Second, that recent proposals (profiles, prefaces) are too coarse for end users to employ on a day-to-day basis. Third, I suggest that there is an intermediate level of extension mechanism needed… CONTINUE READING