Features, modularity, and variation points

  • A feature interaction algebra (FIA) is an abstract model of features, feature interactions, and their compositions. A structured document algebra (SDA) defines modules with variation points and how such modules compose. We present both FIA and SDA in this paper, and homomorphisms that relate FIA expresssions to SDA expressions. Doing so separates fundamental concepts of Software Product Lines (SPLs) that have previously been conflated and misunderstood. Our work also justifies observations and relationships that have been used in prior work on feature-based SPLs.

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Author:Don Batory, Peter Höfner, Bernhard MöllerGND, Andreas Zelend
Frontdoor URLhttps://opus.bibliothek.uni-augsburg.de/opus4/91213
Publisher:University of Texas at Austin
Place of publication:Austin, TX
Year of first Publication:2013
Publishing Institution:Universität Augsburg
Release Date:2021/12/08
Technical Report, October 2013
Institutes:Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik
Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik / Institut für Informatik
Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik / Institut für Informatik / Professur für Programmiermethodik und Multimediale Informationssysteme
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Licence (German):Deutsches Urheberrecht