Granularity in software product lines

  title={Granularity in software product lines},
  author={Christian K{\"a}stner and Sven Apel and Martin Kuhlemann},
  journal={2008 ACM/IEEE 30th International Conference on Software Engineering},
Building software product lines (SPLs) with features is a challenging task. Many SPL implementations support features with coarse granularity - e.g., the ability to add and wrap entire methods. However, fine-grained extensions, like adding a statement in the middle of a method, either require intricate workarounds or obfuscate the base code with annotations. Though many SPLs can and have been implemented with the coarse granularity of existing approaches, fine-grained extensions are essential… CONTINUE READING
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