Pluggable AOP: Designing Aspect Mechanisms for Third-party Composition
San Diego Room
Wednesday, 14:00, 30 minutes
Sergei Kojarski, Northeastern University
David Lorenz, Northeastern University
Studies of Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) usually focus on a language in which a specific aspect extension is integrated with a base language. Languages specified in this manner have a fixed, non-extensible AOP functionality. In this paper we consider the more general case of integrating a base language with a set of domain specific third-party aspect extensions for that language. We present a general mixin-based method for implementing aspect extensions in such a way that multiple, independently developed, dynamic aspect extensions can be subject to third-party composition and work collaboratively.