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On Principles of Least Change and Least Surprise for Bidirectional Transformations

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In software engineering and elsewhere, different people may work intensively with different, but related, artefacts, e.g. models, documents, or code. They may use bidirectional transformations (bx) to maintain consistency between them. Naturally, they do not want their deliberate decisions disrupted, or their comprehension of their artefact interfered with, by a bx that makes changes to their artefact beyond the strictly necessary. This gives rise to a desire for a principle of Least Change, ...

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Peer reviewed
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10.5381/jot.2017.16.1.a3

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Kellogg College
McKinna, J More by this author
Stevens, P More by this author
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Association Internationale pour les Technologies Objets Publisher's website
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Journal of Object Technology Journal website
Volume:
16
Issue:
1
Pages:
3:1-31
Publication date:
2017-02-05
Acceptance date:
2016-08-22
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1660-1769
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pubs:660002
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uri:b8090579-c6a7-440f-91e0-06e6a08ed341
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