|[SchoPuSa02]||Stefan Schonger, Elke PulvermĂĽller, Stefan Sarstedt, Aspect-Oriented Programming and Component Weaving: Using XML Representations of Abstract Syntax Trees, Proceedings of the 2nd German GI Workshop on Aspect-Oriented Software Development (In: Technical Report No. IAI-TR-2002-1), University of Bonn, p. 59 -- 64, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-UniversitĂ¤t Bonn, Institut fĂĽr Informatik III, February 2002.
Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) and related techniques propose solutions to the problem of crosscutting requirements, usually by providing a weaver that reimplements major parts of a compiler.
This paper proposes XML based "operators" as an extensible aspect language. We work on XML representations of abstract syntax trees (AST) for the base language. These can be generated by modifying an existing compiler and allow us to use XML tools for tree query and manipulation. A prototype that encompasses constructs from several aspect languages, in particular AspectJ and Composition Filters, has been implemented.