Attribute-oriented programming (@OP) is a technique for embedding metadata, namely attributes, within program code.
Attribute-oriented programming in various languages
With the inclusion of Metadata Facility for Java (JSR-175) into the J2SE 5.0 release it is possible to utilize attribute-oriented programming right out of the box. XDoclet library makes it possible to use attribute-oriented programming approach in earlier versions of Java.
The C# language has supported attributes from its very first release. However these attributes are used to give run-time information and are not used by a preprocessor (there isn't one in C#'s reference implementation).
The Hack programming language supports attributes. Attributes can be attached to various program entities, and information about those attributes can be retrieved at run-time via reflection.
- Annotation Processing Tool (apt)
- Spoon, an Annotation-Driven Java Program Transformer
- XDoclet, a Javadoc-Driven Program Generator
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- Wada, Hiroshi; Suzuki, Junichi (2005). "Modeling Turnpike Frontend System: a Model-Driven Development Framework Leveraging UML Metamodeling and Attribute-Oriented Programming" (PDF). In Proc. of the 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MoDELS/UML 2005). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2006-03-21.
- Rouvoy, Romain; Merle, Philippe (2006). "Leveraging Component-Oriented Programming with Attribute-Oriented Programming" (PDF). In Proc. of the 11th ECOOP International Workshop on Component-Oriented Programming (WCOP 2006). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-12-23.
- Don Schwarz. Peeking Inside the Box: Attribute-Oriented Programming with Java5
- Sun JSR 175
- Attributes and Reflection - sample chapter from Programming C# book
- Modeling Turnpike Project
- Fraclet: An annotation-based programming model for the Fractal component model
- Attribute Enabled Software Development book