This paper introduces an approach for adding graph transformation-based functionality to existing JAVA programs. The approach relies on a set of annotations to identify the intended graph structure, as well as on user methods to manipulate that structure, within the user’s own JAVA class declarations. Other ingredients are a custom transformation language, called CHART, and a compiler from CHART to JAVA. The generated JAVA code runs against the pre-existing, annotated code.
The advantage of the approach is that it allows any JAVA program to be enhanced, non invasively, with declarative graph rules, improving clarity, conciseness and veriability.
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
|Conference||15th International Conference on Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering (FASE 2012), Talinn, Estonia|
|Period||1/03/12 → …|