CSOM/PL: A Virtual Machine Product Line

Michael Haupt, Stefan Marr, Robert Hirschfeld

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CSOM/PL is a software product line SPL derived from applying multi-dimensional separation of concerns MDSOC techniques to the domain of high-level language virtual machine VM implementations. For CSOM/PL, we modularised CSOM, a Smalltalk VM implemented in C, using VMADL virtual machine architecture description language. Several features of the original CSOM were encapsulated in VMADL modules and composed in various combinations. In an evaluation of our approach, we show that applying MDSOC and SPL principles to a domain as complex as that of VMs is not only feasible but beneficial, as it improves understandability, maintainability, and configurability of VM implementations without harming performance.
Originele taal-2English
TitelTechnische Berichte
UitgeverijUniversitätsverlag Potsdam
Aantal pagina's26
Volume48
ISBN van geprinte versie978-3-86956-134-9
StatusPublished - 18 apr 2011

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NaamTechnische Berichte

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