JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 11(7): 1177-1197, doi: 10.3217/jucs-011-07-1177
AspectLua - A Dynamic AOP Approach
expand article infoNéélio Cacho, Thaís Batista, Fabrício Fernandes
‡ Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Open Access
In this paper we describe AspectLua - a dynamic aspect-oriented language based on Lua. It relies on a meta-object protocol, LuaMOP, which unifies the introspective and reflective mechanisms provided by Lua and handles the weaving process. In order to improve support for dynamicity, AspectLua allows the association of aspects with undeclared elements of the application code (virtual join points). In addition, it provides an automatic support for managing aspects execution order.
AOP, MOP, Lua, dynamic aspects, reflection