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Domain driven program evolution

Colombo, Diego (2009) Domain driven program evolution. Advisor: Cisternino, Dr. Antonio. pp. 210. [IMT PhD Thesis]

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Software configuration and adaptation are becoming key aspects of Computer Science; programs are executed in stages in very complicated lifetime cycles starting from development to their execution. Various forms of Meta-programming have been developed to support program evolution over time, during development and execution. Virtual machines have greatly encouraged this trend since programs are annotated with metadata that can be easily analysed by meta-programs. In this thesis we investigate a particular class of programs capable of evolving their own structure over time in order to adapt to particular execution conditions and to the user. We investigate this class of programs in the context of computer games, programs with great need for adaptivity both in terms of program specialisation for optimisation and content generation. In any case the program transformation is performed at runtime since it depends upon data available only while executing. Our work is based on programs written for Common Language Runtime and available in the form of intermediate language.

Item Type: IMT PhD Thesis
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
PhD Course: Computer Science and Engineering
Identification Number: 10.6092/imtlucca/e-theses/9
NBN Number: urn:nbn:it:imtlucca-27045
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2012 12:08
URI: http://e-theses.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/9

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