Section: New Software and Platforms


Scientific Description

EScala extends the idea of events as object members, as realized by C# events, with the possibility to define events declaratively by expressions over other events. The occurrences of an event can be defined by various set operations, such as union, intersection and difference, applied on the occurrences of other events. Events can be filtered by arbitrary conditions, the data attached to the events can be transformed by arbitrary functions. Event expressions make it possible to define events in terms of other events, at the lowest level relying on primitive events.

Functional Description

EScala is an extension of Scala programming language with support for events as attributes of objects. The support for events in EScala, combine the ideas of event-driven, aspect-oriented and functional-reactive programming.