Reflective Constraint Management for Languages on Virtual Platforms
By: Mark Royer, Suad Alagic, Dan Dillon
Extending an object-oriented type system with assertions makes it possible for programs using reflection to rely on semantic information to ensure correct use of discovered types. Using extended reflective capabilities to access assertions in (dynamically) loaded class objects allows a variety of general and flexible verification techniques. The XVP (Extended Virtual Platform) implements these features by extending the Java Virtual Machine with the proposed functionalities.
Mark Royer, Suad Alagic, Dan Dillon, “Reflective Constraint Management for Languages on Virtual Platforms”, Journal of Object Technology, Volume 6, no. 10 (November 2007), pp. 59-79, doi:10.5381/jot.2007.6.10.a1.