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Eiffel: The Language, 1/e

Bertrand Meyer, Interactive Softw. Engineering, Santa Barbara, CA

Published October, 1990 by Prentice Hall PTR (ECS Professional)

Copyright 1990, 300 pp.
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ISBN 0-13-247925-7


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Summary

A complete description of the Eiffel language, covering some essential elements of the Basic Eiffel Libraries and of the supporting environment.



Table of Contents

    1. Introduction.
    2. Basic Conventions.
    3. Classes, Universes, and Systems: The Architecture of Eiffel Software.
    4. Storing Class Texts.
    5. Classes.
    6. Features.
    7. Inheritance.
    8. Clients and Exports.
    9. Types.
    10. Conformance.
    11. Routines and Instructions.
    12. Assertions, Specifications, and Correctness.
    13. Control Structures.
    14. Exceptions.
    15. Attributes.
    16. Objects, Values, Expressions, and Entities.
    17. Object Creation.
    18. Re-attachment.
    19. Feature Call.
    20. Expressions and Constants.
    21. Universal Features.
    22. Persistance and Environments.
    23. Arrays and Strings.
    24. Input and Output.
    25. Interfacing with Other Languages.
    Appendix A. An Introduction to Eiffel.
    Appendix B. Style Guidelines.
    Appendix C. Reserved Words and Special Symbols.
    Appendix D. Syntax Summary.
    Appendix E. Syntax in Alphabetical Order.
    Index.


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