What are Aspects? (Re: How can I make my assertions smarter?)
wtanksle at hawking.armored.net
Thu Nov 4 21:59:23 CET 1999
On Wed, 3 Nov 1999 20:43:58 -0800 (Pacific Standard Time), David Ascher wrote:
>On Thu, 4 Nov 1999, Greg Ewing wrote:
>> William Tanksley wrote:
>> > Aspects are really cool -- like a semantic preprocessor on steroids.
>> Where can we find out more about these Aspect thingies?
That's a good one. The original Xerox papers (linked to from that site)
are also good.
In short, aspects are like objects, only where an object implements a
self-contained concept, an aspect implements a widespread concept. For
example, reference counting could be written as an aspect, but never as an
-William "Billy" Tanksley
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