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An Abstract Object Model for Object-Oriented Systems

Snyder, Alan



Abstract: This report defines an abstract object model for object-oriented systems. The abstract object model provides an organized presentation of a core set of concepts and terminology. It defines a partial model of computation as seen by applications built upon a distributed object management infrastructure. Its purpose is to provide a general framework that embodies the essential characteristics of object systems. Within this framework, it should be possible to define many specific object models elaborating (refining) and populating (defining specific entities of) the general model. The abstract model was developed for use by the Object Management Group as a common conceptual framework for requesting, describing, and evaluating proposed object technologies.

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