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* Corresponding author 1 RMOD - Analyses and Languages Constructs for Object-Oriented Application Evolution LIFL - Laboratoire d-Informatique Fondamentale de Lille, Inria Lille - Nord Europe 2 URIA - Unité de Recherche Informatique et Automatique

Abstract : Mirrors are meta-level entities introduced to decouple reflection from the base-level system. Current mirror-based systems focus on functional decomposition of reflection. In this paper we advocate that mirrors should also address structural decomposition. Mirrors should not only be the entry points of reflective behavior but also be the storage entities of meta-information. This decomposition can help resolve issues in terms of resource constraints e.g. embedded systems and robotics or security. Indeed, structural decomposition enables discarding meta-information.

Keywords : reflection meta mirrors oo languages structural decomposition

Author: Nikolaos Papoulias - Noury Bouraqadi - Marcus Denker - Stéphane Ducasse - Luc Fabresse -



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