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Implementing Software-Fault Tolerance in C++ and Open C++

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Brian Randell, Avelino Zorzo

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Abstract

This paper reports our experience with the use of the C++ language and Open C++ (a reflective version of C++) to implement reusable, dependable control structures that support the prevision of software-fault tolerance in the application layer. We first implement the support using an object library approach and then re-design it using a reflective one. We demonstrate through a realistic experiment why reflection and metaobject protocols are particularly suitable for the development of fault-tolerant programs. reflective one [10] based on metaobject protocols [6], we implement a set of control mechanisms for software-fault tolerance in C++ and Open C++ respectively. The reflective meta-level interface hides most implementation details of a fault-tolerant mechanism from the applicationlevel and enables the programmer to flexibly change the use of different fault tolerance schemes without having to change the code of application programs. Experiment-based analysis in this paper verifies the effectiveness of both


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Author(s): Xu J, Randell B, Zorzo AF

Editor(s): Min, Y., Tang, D.

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 1996 International Workshop on Computer-Aided Design, Test, and Evaluation for Dependability (CADTED)

Year of Conference: 1996

Pages: 224-229

Publisher: International Academic Publishers

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 7800033643


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