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Aspects of incremental programming de Alwis, Brian S.

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This thesis presents the design and implementation of Apostle, an extension to the Smalltalk programming language providing Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) functionality. Smalltalk is more than simply a language, it also encompasses a dynamic and incremental environment. Any extension to Smalltalk must preserve the properties expected of these environments, such as their immediate, incremental, and seamless natures. As such, the design process of Apostle entails more than proposing new language constructs and their implementation. We examine three parts of the system: • the design of the language extensions; • the implementation; • applying the language extensions to some real-world problems to evaluate their usefulness.

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