Type extension and efficient AST manipulation

Gough, Kevin J. & Corney, Diane W. (1993) Type extension and efficient AST manipulation. In Proceedings of the 16th Australian Computer Science Conference, Australian Computer Society, Brisbane, pp. 101-107.


Oberon-2 is an object-oriented language with a class structure based on type extension. The runtime structure of Oberon-2 is described and the low-level mechanism for dynamic type checking explained. It is shown that the superior type-safety of the language, when used for programming styles based on heterogeneous, pointer-linked data structures, has an entirely negligible cost in runtime performance.

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ID Code: 28954
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: object-oriented, type extension
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Programming Languages (080308)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1993 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 27 Nov 2009 01:07
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2017 14:40

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