This talk was given by Gregor Kiczales of Xerox PARC at OOPSLA ’94, 10/26/94. © 1994, University Video Communications. A transcript, with point- and-click retrieval of the slides, is available at http:/www.xerox.com/PARC/spl/eca/oi/gregor-invite/gregor- transcript.html
Why are black boxes so hard to reuse?
I think our field will go through a revolution. We will fundamentally change the way we think about and use abstraction in the engineering of software.
The goal of this talk is to summarize the need for and the basic nature of this abstraction framework.
The change is not new problems or new systems, but a new way of thinking about existing problems and existing systems.