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Monographs in Computer Science

A Theory of Objects

Authors: Abadi, Martin, Cardelli, Luca

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Procedural languages are generally well understood and their formal foundations cast in the forms of various lambda-calculi. For object- oriented languages however the situation is not as clear-cut. In this book the authors propose and develop a different approach by developing object calculi in which objects are treated as primitives. Using object calculi,the authors are able to explain both the semantics of objects and their typing rules and demonstrate how to develop all of the most important concepts of object-oriented programming languages: self, dynamic dispatch, classes, inheritance, protected and private methods, prototyping, subtyping, covariance and contravariance, and method specialization. Many researchers and graduate students will find this an important development of the underpinnings of object-oriented programming.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Theory of Objects
Authors
Series Title
Monographs in Computer Science
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-8598-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-8598-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-94775-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-6445-3
Series ISSN
0172-603X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 396
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