DeXteR- An Extensible Framework for Declarative Parameter Passing in Distributed Object Systems

@inproceedings{Gopal2008DeXteRAE,
  title={DeXteR- An Extensible Framework for Declarative Parameter Passing in Distributed Object Systems},
  author={Sriram Gopal and Wesley Tansey and Gokulnath C. Kannan and Eli Tilevich},
  booktitle={Middleware},
  year={2008}
}
In modern distributed object systems, reference parameters are passed to a remote method based on their runtime type. We argue that such type-based parameter passing is limiting with respect to expressiveness, readability, and maintainability, and that parameter passing semantics should be decoupled from parameter types. We present declarative parameter passing, an approach that fully decouples parameter passing semantics from parameter types in distributed object systems. In addition, we… 
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