Creating CLARA - The Cross-Language Reusable Aspect-language

Student thesis: Master Thesis and HD Thesis

  • Brian G. Jørgensen
  • Eckhart T. K. Pedersen
  • Tinus Norstved
4. term, Software, Master (Master Programme)
This report documents the design and implementation of our cross-language AOP language which can weave reusable aspects into programs written in any of several OOP target languages. Our analysis discusses AOP language features and our generalized OOP model, which is the basis for our language. In order to achieve cross-language capability we base our pointcut language on the logic-meta-programming based JTL and create a generic advice language. We demonstrate the language with two aspect examples on both Java and C# implementations of simple programs. We conclude that we have successfully shown the plausibility of creating a cross-language AOP language, but that several features require more work and further analysis.
Publication dateJun 2007
ID: 61070588