Law of Demeter/Adaptive Software

From: (Karl Lieberherr)
Organization: College of CS, Northeastern University
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 1993 20:41:49 GMT

 Yes, the Law of Demeter paper is available in electronic form on the
 net. Indeed, many of the Demeter project papers are available from
 the ftp server at Northeastern University (see instructions below).

 The Law of Demeter idea has been automated in the Demeter Tools/C++
 as an adaptive software tool which automatically makes much of your C++ code
 compliant with the Law of Demeter. The tool is an add-on tool to
 your favorite C++ development environment and is commercially available
 from Demeter International. The Demeter Tools/C++ lift
 object-oriented programming to a higher level of abstraction
 by allowing the user to focus on the essential and
 stable classes. A paper on ADAPTIVE SOFTWARE will appear in 
 the Communications of the ACM and is also available from the
 ftp server.

 For more information, use the ftp instructions below or call

Demeter International
56 Bennett Road
Marblehead, MA 01945

 phone: (617) 639 1544
 fax: (617) 373 5121

or send e-mail to 

-- Karl Lieberherr

FTP instructions:

Some of our papers are available in one package by anonymous ftp from (

in directory pub/demeter/documents

Use the following command sequence to copy the Demeter papers:

% ftp or
Name ( ... ): ftp
Password: your-email-address
ftp> cd pub/demeter/documents
ftp> ls
ftp> binary
ftp> get papers.tar.Z
ftp> quit
% uncompress papers.tar.Z
% tar xf papers.tar

If you want to copy individual papers and not all at once, go to 
directory pub/demeter/documents/papers and retrieve them

Law of Demeter paper:
Adaptive Software papers:

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