Topic: frozen representation

topics > computer science > programming > Group: object-oriented programming

object serialization
persistent data structure
sensitivity of software to change
Subtopic: program as freeze up

Note: a program is a frozen set of modules as identified by a call [»cbb_1990, OK]

Subtopic: freeze for dependencies up

Quote: freeze configurations of local applications; avoids spontaneous replacement of dependent components; need private copies [»briaM10_1999]

Subtopic: freeze for reuse up

Quote: for software reuse must be able to freeze some elements of behavior while leaving others open; e.g., Eiffel's deferred classes [»meyeB9_1990]

Subtopic: freeze for efficiency up

Quote: have a freeze list that tells compiler about modes; e.g., if know x and y are integers can generate fixadd(x,y) [»wegbB5_1974, OK]

Subtopic: freeze for versioning up

Quote: KMS can freeze a hierarchy of frames; whenever a frozen frame is modified, the original version is saved [»akscRM7_1988a]

Subtopic: freeze to avoid change up

Quote: a system that is used undergoes continuing change; eventually better to freeze and recreate it [»belaLA3_1976]

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