Towards Integrating Meta-Level Programming and Configuration Programming

  • Orlando Loques UFF
  • Julius Leite UFF
  • Marcelo Lobosco UFF
  • Alexandre Sztajnberg UERJ / UFRJ


Configuration Programming, based on Architecture Description Languages, and Meta-Level Programming are considered promising approaches in the software engineering field. This paper shows that there is an immediate correspondence between some key concepts of Configuration Programming and Meta-Level Programming and that some of the main issues to be solved for their deployment in real systems are quite similar. The main proposition is that the integration of both approaches in a single configuration programming framework can assist in putting into practice meta-level programming in order to achieve separation of concerns and improve software reuse.


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LOQUES, Orlando; LEITE, Julius; LOBOSCO, Marcelo; SZTAJNBERG, Alexandre. Towards Integrating Meta-Level Programming and Configuration Programming. In: SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE ENGENHARIA DE SOFTWARE (SBES), 13. , 1999, Florianópolis/SC. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 1999 . p. 308-320. DOI: