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Virtual Machines, Managed Code and Component Technology

Gough, John (2005) Virtual Machines, Managed Code and Component Technology. In Australian Software Engineering Conference, March 30 - April 1 2005, Brisbane, Australia.

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Abstract

Abstract machines have been used as an implementation mechanism for programming languages for more than thirty years. In their latest incarnation execution engines based on virtual machines offer "Managed Execution". The implications of this change go far beyond the superficial advantages of platform portability and go to the heart of software reliability.

In this paper it is argued that managed execution platforms such as the .NET Common Language Runtime and the Java Virtual Machine form the only reasonable basis for trustworthy component software. There is also an overview of current research in this field, including the vexed question of version evolution.

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ID Code: 1219
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Abstract Machines, Managed Execution, Compilers
DOI: 10.1109/ASWEC.2005.49
ISBN: 0769522572
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 IEEE
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Deposited On: 23 Jun 2005
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:24

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