Formal Analysis Tools for the Synchronous Aspect Language Larissa
Source: Hindawi Publishing
The authors present two tools for the formal analysis of the aspect language Larissa, which extends the simple synchronous language Argos. The first tool concerns the combination of design-by-contract with Larissa aspects, and shows how they can apply an aspect not only to a program, but to a specification of programs in form of a contract, and obtain a new contract. The second concerns aspect interferences, that is, aspects that influence each other in an unintended way if they are applied to the same program. They present a way to weave aspects in a less conflict-prone manner, and a means to detect remaining conflicts statically. These tools are quite powerful, compared to those available for other aspect languages.