University of Minnesota
Software Engineering Center

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Simon Peyton-Jones

Recent Publications

Aspect Oriented Compilers

Aspect-oriented programming provides the programmer with means to cross-cut conventional program structures, in particular the class hierarchies of object-oriented programming. This paper studies the use of aspect orientation in structuring syntax directed compilers implemented as attribute grammars. Specifically, it describes a method for specifying definitions of related attributes as `aspects' and treating them as first-class objects, that can be stored, manipulated and combined.