Implicit context: easing software evolution and reuse

@inproceedings{Walker2000ImplicitCE,
  title={Implicit context: easing software evolution and reuse},
  author={Robert J. Walker and Gail C. Murphy},
  booktitle={SIGSOFT FSE},
  year={2000}
}
Software systems should consist of simple, conceptually clean software components interacting along narrow, well-defined paths. All too often, this is not reality: complex components end up interacting for reasons unrelated to the functionality they provide. We refer to knowledge within a component that is not conceptually required for the individual behaviour of that component as extraneous embedded knowledge (EEK). EEK creeps into a system in many forms, including dependences upon particular… CONTINUE READING
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