Turning Function Calls Into Animations

Thibault Raffaillac 1, 2, * Stéphane Huot 1, * Stéphane Ducasse 2
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1 MJOLNIR - Computing tools to empower users
CRIStAL - Centre de Recherche en Informatique, Signal et Automatique de Lille (CRIStAL) - UMR 9189, Inria Lille - Nord Europe
2 RMOD - Analyses and Languages Constructs for Object-Oriented Application Evolution
Inria Lille - Nord Europe, CRIStAL - Centre de Recherche en Informatique, Signal et Automatique de Lille (CRIStAL) - UMR 9189
Abstract : Animated transitions are an integral part of modern interaction frameworks. With the increasing number of animation scenarios, they have grown in range of animatable features. Yet not all transitions can be smoothed: programming systems limit the flexibility of frameworks for animating new things, and force them to expose low-level details to programmers. We present an ongoing work to provide system-wide animation of objects, by introducing a delay operator. This operator turns setter function calls into animations. It offers a coherent way to express animations across frameworks, and facilitates the animation of new properties.
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Thibault Raffaillac, Stéphane Huot, Stéphane Ducasse. Turning Function Calls Into Animations. The 9th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems, Jun 2017, Lisbon, Portugal. pp.6, ⟨10.1145/3102113.3102134⟩. ⟨hal-01564116⟩

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