Similarity Inheritance: A New Model of Inheritance for Spreadsheet VPLs

@inproceedings{Djang1998SimilarityIA,
  title={Similarity Inheritance: A New Model of Inheritance for Spreadsheet VPLs},
  author={Rebecca Walpole Djang and Margaret M. Burnett},
  booktitle={VL},
  year={1998}
}
Although spreadsheets can be argued to be the most widely-used visual programming languages (VPLs) today, most are very limited compared to other VPLs, supporting only p few built-in types and offering only primitive support for code reuse. The inheritance mechanisms of object-oriented programming might seem to offer help for the latter problem, but incorporating these mechanisms in a traditional way would introduce concepts foreign to spreadsheets, such as message passing. In this paper, we… CONTINUE READING