OMOS -- An Object Server for Program Execution
Douglas B. Orr and Robert W. Mecklenburg
Department of Computer Science
The benefits of object-oriented programming are well known, but popular
operating systems provide very few object-oriented features to users, and few
are implemented using object-oriented techniques themselves. In this paper we
discuss a mechanism for applying object-oriented programming concepts to
program binding (linking) and execution. We describe OMOS, an
object/meta-object server that embodies a flexible object framework. The OMOS
framework projects an object-oriented structure onto programs and shared
libraries that may not have been originally developed for use within an
object-oriented environment. This framework provides natural facilities for
inheritance, interposition, and overloading of operations, as well as
development of classes with dynamically evolving behavior.
Full paper appeared in Proc. 2nd International Workshop on Object
Orientation in Operating Systems, Paris, France, September 1992.
Also appears as University of Utah Computer Science Department Technical
Last modified on Tue Aug 8 1995.