Message passing in an object-oriented database management system
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In this thesis, a focused survey on object-oriented database management systems and on object-orientation in general was carried out and a single- user object-oriented database management system prototype was designed and implemented. A command language was defined and a message passing scheme was proposed and implemented. A compiler for the language was developed. The developed language is computationally complete and aims at solving the impedance mismatch problem. It contains both data definition and data manipulation statements. The statements can be used interactively or in the form of methods. After compilation, the statements are translated into integer codes and these codes are used to perform the necessary operations.Since the developed prototype is a single-user system, the message passing passing scheme does not provide any concurrency control mechanisms and stacks are used to implement message passing and argument handling.
Keywordsobject-oriented database management systems