Data Abstraction Mechanisms in Sina/st

N.K. Meyrowitz (Editor), Mehmet Aksit, Anand Tripathi

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    This paper describes a new data abstraction mechanism in an object-oriented model of computing. The data abstraction mechanism described here has been devised in the context of the design of Sina/st language. In Sina/st no language constructs have been adopted for specifying inheritance or delegation, but rather, we introduce simpler mechanisms that can support a wide range of code sharing strategies without selecting one among them as a language feature. Sina/st also provides a stronger data encapsulation than most of the existing object-oriented languages. This language has been implemented on the SUN 3 workstation using Smalltalk.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)267-275
    Number of pages9
    JournalSIGPLAN notices
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 1988
    EventObject-Oriented Programming Systems, Languages and Applications, OOPSLA '88 -
    Duration: 25 Sept 198830 Sept 1988


    • EWI-10147
    • IR-55905

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