SPLASH 2023
Sun 22 - Fri 27 October 2023 Cascais, Portugal
Thu 26 Oct 2023 11:36 - 11:54 at Room II - language semantics Chair(s): Sebastian Erdweg

Many bidirectional programming languages, which are mainly functional and relational, have been designed to support writing programs that run in both forward and backward directions. Nevertheless, there is little study on the bidirectionalization of object-oriented languages that are more popular in practice. This paper presents the first bidirectional object-oriented language that supports programmatic and direct manipulation of objects. Specifically, we carefully extend a core object-oriented language, which has a standard forward evaluation semantics, with backward updating semantics for class inheritance hierarchies and references. We formally prove that the bidirectional evaluation semantics satisfies the round-tripping properties if the output is altered consistently. To validate the utility of our approach, we have developed a tool called BiOOP for generating HTML documents through bidirectional GUI design. We evaluate the expressiveness and effectiveness of BiOOP for HTML webpage development by reproducing ten classic object-oriented applications from a Java Swing tutorial and one large project from GitHub. The experimental results show the response time of direct manipulation programming on object-oriented programs that produce HTML webpages is acceptable for developers.

Thu 26 Oct

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11:00 - 12:30
language semanticsOOPSLA at Room II
Chair(s): Sebastian Erdweg JGU Mainz
11:00
18m
Talk
The Essence of Verilog: A Tractable and Tested Operational Semantics for Verilog
OOPSLA
Qinlin Chen Nanjing University, Nairen Zhang Nanjing University, Jinpeng Wang Nanjing University, Tian Tan Nanjing University, Chang Xu Nanjing University, Xiaoxing Ma Nanjing University, Yue Li Nanjing University
DOI
11:18
18m
Talk
Regular Expression Matching using Bit Vector Automata
OOPSLA
Alexis Le Glaunec Rice University, Lingkun Kong Rice University, Konstantinos Mamouras Rice University
DOI
11:36
18m
Talk
Bidirectional Object-Oriented Programming: Towards Programmatic and Direct Manipulation of Objects
OOPSLA
Xing Zhang Peking University, Guanchen Guo Peking University, Xiao He University of Science and Technology Beijing, Zhenjiang Hu Peking University
DOI
11:54
18m
Talk
Bring Your Own Data Structures to DatalogDistinguished Paper
OOPSLA
Arash Sahebolamri Syracuse University, Langston Barrett Galois, Scott Moore Galois, Kristopher Micinski Syracuse University
DOI
12:12
18m
Talk
Rhombus: A New Spin on Macros without All the Parentheses
OOPSLA
Matthew Flatt University of Utah, Taylor Allred University of Utah, Nia Angle independent, Stephen De Gabrielle independent, Robert Bruce Findler Northwestern University, Jack Firth independent, Kiran Gopinathan National University of Singapore, Ben Greenman University of Utah, Siddhartha Kasivajhula independent, Alex Knauth independent, Jay McCarthy Reach, Sam Phillips independent, Sorawee Porncharoenwase University of Washington, Jens Axel S√łgaard independent, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt Indiana University
DOI Pre-print