Discussion of Design Alternatives for JML Java 5 Annotations

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2008-01-09
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Boysen, Kristina
Leavens, Gary
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Altmetrics
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The Java Modeling Language (JML) is a specification language for Java that allows users to specify intended code behavior through assertions attached to the code. Currently, these assertions are written in Java comments in the code. This paper describes a proposed syntax for translating the current JML assertions into new Java 5 annotations. This would allow syntax checkers in tools like Eclipse to check part of the assertion syntax and give code completion assistance to the user.

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