Scoping class extensions: Classboxes

Some languages such as Objective-C, Ruby, Python, Smalltalk can define methods in package while their classes is defined in other packages. This allows one to build powerful layers and extend classes. But this poses the questions of the semantics of such constructs. Classboxes is an experimental solution that scope them dynamically and propose a flat view of the world from the extending package perspective.
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    2. Alexandre Bergel, Stéphane Ducasse and Roel Wuyts, The Classbox Module System, Proceedings of the ECOOP '03 Workshop on Object-oriented Language Engineering for the Post-Java Era, 2003, PDF.
    3. Alexandre Bergel, Stéphane Ducasse, Oscar Nierstrasz and Roel Wuyts, Classboxes: Controlling Visibility of Class Extensions, 2004, PDF.
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    5. Alexandre Bergel, Stéphane Ducasse and Oscar Nierstrasz, Classbox/J: Controlling the Scope of Change in Java, Proceedings of 20th International Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages, and Applications (OOPSLA'05), 177–189, ACM Press, 2005, acceptance rate: 25/142 = 17%, PDF, DOI.
    6. Alexandre Bergel, Stéphane Ducasse and Oscar Nierstrasz, Analyzing Module Diversity, Journal of Universal Computer Science, 11, 1613–1644, 2005, SCI impact factor 0.337, PDF.
    7. Alexandre Bergel and Stéphane Ducasse, Supporting Unanticipated Changes with Traits and Classboxes, Net.ObjectDays (NODE'05), 61–75, 2005, PDF.
    8. Alexandre Bergel and Stéphane Ducasse, Scoped and Dynamic Aspects with Classboxes, Revue des Sciences et Technologies de l'Information (RSTI) — L'Objet (Numéro spécial : Programmation par aspects), 11, 53–68, Hermes, Paris, 2005, PDF.
    9. Florian Minjat, Alexandre Bergel, Pierre Cointe and Stéphane Ducasse, Mise en symbiose des traits et des classboxes : Application à l'expression des collaborations, Actes de Langages et Modèles à Objets (LMO'05), 11, 33–46, 2005, PDF.