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Operating systems: why object-oriented?

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2 Author(s)
Kiczales, G. ; Xerox Palo Alto Res. Center, CA, USA ; Lamping, J.

The implementor of an operating system service faces inherent dilemmas in choosing implementation strategies. A new approach to operating system design is emerging in which, rather than attempting to hide these dilemmas, they are exposed to clients, using a meta-protocols. Object-oriented programming techniques play an important role in enabling meta-protocols to expose these dilemmas to the client in a principled and modular fashion

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Object Orientation in Operating Systems, 1993., Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on

Date of Conference:

9-10 Dec 1993