Cross Cutting Concern

A cross-cutting concern is some software concern (synchronization, logging, memory allocation, NetworkTransparency?, UI preferences) that is for the most part outside of (and orthogonal to) the ProblemDomain a software component/module is concerned with, but important nonetheless. Many different techniques have been developed to deal with these--some good, some bad, some UgLy.

Techniques include:

A programming paradigm dealing with this stuff is AspectOrientedProgramming.

A few bad techniques for dealing with CrossCuttingConcerns? include:

See also: VariationsTendTowardCartesianProduct

CategoryComplexity, CategoryInfoPackaging CategoryAspectOrientation

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