Grundy, J. C., Hosking, J. G. & Mugridge, W. B. (1995). Supporting flexible consistency management via discrete change description propagation. (Working paper 95/2). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science.
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A new software architecture for supporting inter-object consistency management is described. Objects with interdependent data values are kept consistent by propagating descriptions of object state changes along inter-object relationships. Response to and storage of these change descriptions supports the implementation of consistency management techniques in a more homogeneous way than existing models. Such techniques include efficient attribute recalculation and constraint schemes, multiple view consistency, and undo-redo, versioning and cooperative work facilities. Applications of the new architecture to user interface, graphical editor and programming environment construction are described.
University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science
- 1995 Working Papers