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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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|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:||09 Jun 2010 14:12|
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