Type-Safe Prototype-Based Component Evolution

@inproceedings{Zenger2002TypeSafePC,
  title={Type-Safe Prototype-Based Component Evolution},
  author={Matthias Zenger},
  booktitle={ECOOP},
  year={2002}
}
Component-based programming is currently carried out using mainstream object-oriented languages. These languages have to be used in a highly disciplined way to guarantee flexible component composition and extensibility. This paper investigates abstractions for component-oriented programming on the programming language level. We propose a simple prototype-based model for first-class components on top of a class-based object-oriented language. The model is formalized as an extension of… 
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