In reengineering legacy code it is frequently useful to introduce a design pattern in order to add clarity to the system and thus facilitate further program evolution. We show that this type of transformation can be automated in a pragmatic manner and propose a methodology for the development of design pattern transformations. We address the issues of the definition of a starting point for the transformation, the decomposition of a pattern into minipatterns and the development of corresponding minitransformations that can introduce these minipatterns to a program. The architecture of an existing software prototype is also discussed and the results of applying this methodology to develop a transformation for the Factory Method pattern are presented.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
|Event||13th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP 99) - Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal|
Duration: 14 Jun 1999 → 18 Jun 1999
|Workshop||13th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP 99)|
|Abbreviated title||ECOOP 99|
|Period||14/06/99 → 18/06/99|