A view matcher for reusing smalltalk classes

Mary Beth Rosson, John Carroll, Christine Sweeney

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Abstract

A prime attraction of object-oriented programming languages is the possibility of reusing code. We examine the support provided by Smalltalk to programmers attempting to incorporate an existing class into a new design, focussing on issues of usage examples, object-specific analysis, how-to-use-it information, and object connections. We then describe a View Matcher for reuse, a tool that documents reusable classes through a set of coordinated views onto concrete usage examples; in three scenarios, we illustrate how the tool addresses the issues raised in our analysis of reuse in Smalltalk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1991
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages277-283
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0897913833, 9780897913836
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Event1991 SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1991 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Apr 27 1991May 2 1991

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Other

Other1991 SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1991
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA
Period4/27/915/2/91

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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