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ECOOP 2016
Sun 17 - Fri 22 July 2016 Rome, Italy
Wed 20 Jul 2016 14:10 - 14:35 at Auditorium Loyola - Session 2 Chair(s): James Noble

This paper is a theoretical study of practical problem: the automatic generation of Java Fluent APIs from their specification. We explain why the problem’s core lies with the expressive power of Java generics. Our main result is that automatic generation is possible whenever the specification is an instance of the set of deterministic context-free languages, a set which contains most practical languages. Other contributions include a collection of techniques and idioms o the limited meta-programming possible with Java generics, and an empirical measurement demonstrating that the runtime of the ``javac'' compiler of Java the may be exponential in the program’s length, even for programs composed of a handful of lines and which do not rely on overly complex use of generics.

Wed 20 Jul
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13:45 - 15:00: Session 2Research Track at Auditorium Loyola
Chair(s): James NobleVictoria University of Wellington
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Jonathan EyolfsonUniversity of Waterloo, Patrick LamUniversity of Waterloo, Canada
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Yossi GilIsrael Institute of Technology, Tomer LevyTechnion – Israel Institute of Technology
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