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Reuse Vs. Maintainability: Revealing the Impact of Composition Code Properties

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Executive Summary

Over the last years, several composition mechanisms have emerged to improve program modularity. Even though these mechanisms widely vary in their notation and semantics, they all promote a shift in the way programs are structured. They promote expressive means to define the composition of two or more reusable modules. However, given the complexity of the composition code, its actual effects on software quality are not well understood. This paper aims at investigating the impact of emerging composition mechanisms on the simultaneous satisfaction of software reuse and maintainability.

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