JAWIRO: enhancing Java with roles

SELÇUK Y. E., Erdoğan N.

COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES - ISCIS 2004, PROCEEDINGS, vol.3280, pp.927-934, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


This paper introduces a role model named JAWIRO, which enhances Java with role support. JAWIRO implements features expected of roles, allowing a role to be acquired, dropped, transferred, suspended, resumed, etc. The main contribution of the proposed model is the provision of multiple object-level inheritance together with class-level inheritance. JAWIRO provides a better means to model dynamically evolving systems and increases the performance of method calls when compared to class-level inheritance.