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Object-Oriented Intensional Programming: Intensional Classes Using Java and Lucid

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This paper introduces Object-Oriented Intensional Programming (OO-IP), a new hybrid language between Object-Oriented and Intensional Programming Languages in the sense of the latest evolutions of Lucid. This new hybrid language combines the essential characteristics of Lucid and Java, and introduces the notion of object streams which makes it possible for each element in a Lucid stream to be an object with embedded intensional properties. Interestingly, this hybrid language also brings to Java objects the power to explicitly express and manipulate the notion of context, creating the novel concept of intensional object, i.e. objects whose evaluation is context-dependent, which are here demonstrated to be translatable into standard objects.

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