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Composing Features and Resolving Interactions Jonathan D. Hay
 

Summary: Composing Features and Resolving Interactions
Jonathan D. Hay
Department of Computer Science
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 Canada
jd2hay@se.uwaterloo.ca
Joanne M. Atlee
Department of Computer Science
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 Canada
jmatlee@se.uwaterloo.ca
ABSTRACT
One of the accepted techniques for developing and maintaining
feature­rich applications is to treat each feature as a separate con­
cern. However, most features are not separate concerns because
they override and extend the same basic service. That is, ``inde­
pendent'' features are coupled to one another through the system's
basic service. As a result, seemingly unrelated features subtly inter­
fere with each other when trying to override the system behaviour
in different directions. The problem is how to coordinate features'

  

Source: Atlee, Joanne M. - School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences