A graphical tool for observing state and behavioral changes at join points

Haihan Yin

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    Abstract

    To comprehend programs or to fix a bug, programmers always mentally simulate the program execution by reading the source code. Aspect-oriented programming (AOP) increases this mental effort, because it can alter the state and the behavior of the base program at a join point to any extent by executing advices. Advices are implicitly invoked in the source code and their compositions at a join point may vary according to the runtime context. They can access and even change the context values of join points. Without appropriate tools, it is difficult to notice the effects of the implicitly executed advices. The goal of my work is to increase the comprehensibility of AO programs by using a graphical tool, that can succinctly visualize the state and behavioral changes at join points.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th Annual International Conference Companion on Aspect-Oriented Software Development, AOSD 2013 Companion
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Pages29-30
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-1873-0
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013
    Event12th Annual International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development, AOSD 2013 - Fukuoka, Japan
    Duration: 24 Mar 201329 Mar 2013
    Conference number: 12

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherACM

    Conference

    Conference12th Annual International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development, AOSD 2013
    Abbreviated titleAOSD
    CountryJapan
    CityFukuoka
    Period24/03/1329/03/13

    Keywords

    • EWI-23208
    • IR-86096
    • METIS-297605

    Cite this

    Yin, H. (2013). A graphical tool for observing state and behavioral changes at join points. In Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Conference Companion on Aspect-Oriented Software Development, AOSD 2013 Companion (pp. 29-30). New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/2457392.2457405