Mechanism: Reified Communication

Intent

Connector modification?

Also Known As

Other well-known names for the mechanism, if any.

Motivation

A scenario that illustrates a problem and how the different elements of the mechanism solve the problem. The scenario will help you understand the more abstract description of the mechanism below.

Applicability

What are the situations in which the mechanism can be applied? What are examples of poor designs that the mechansim can address? How can you recognize these situations?

Participants

The elements participating in the mechanism and their responsibilities.

Collaborations

How the participants collaborate to carry out their responsibilities.

Consequences

Reified connectors have the following benefits:

  1. Locus is independent of participants
  2. Mediation at application level

Implementation

What pitfalls, hints, or techniques should you be aware of when implementing the mechanism? Are there language-specific issues?

  1. Description of Bullet

Known Uses

C2's Connectors, Higher Order Connectors, and ORB Interceptors are examples of reified connectors.

Related Mechanisms

The reified connector is a particular type of communication intermediation.


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