Architecture-driven Reuse of Code in KASE

Reference: Bhansali, S. Architecture-driven Reuse of Code in KASE. San Francisco, 1993.

Abstract: In order to support the synthesis of large, complex software systems, we need to focus on issues pertaining to the architectural design of a system in addition to algorithm and data structure design. In this paper, we present an approach that is based on abstracting the architectural design of a set of problems in the form of a generic architecture, and providing tools that can be used to instantiate the generic architecture for specific problem instances. Such an approach also facilitates reuse of code between different systems belonging to the same problem class. We describe an application of our approach on a realistic problem, present the results of the exercise, and discuss how our approach compares to other work in this area.

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