Introduction

Meiler ("My-ler") Page-Jones was the first person to use the word "connascence" in the context of modularity, software development, etc. See the Resources page for pointers to his writings and other related material.

For a gentle introduction to connascence, see Jim Weirich's video presentation:

Or, more formally:

Connascence occurs between two software components when ...

  • It is possible to postulate that some change in one component requires a change in the other component to preserve overall correctness.

  • It is possible to postulate some change that requires both components to change together to preserve overall correctness.

-- Jim Weirich, Connascence in Software


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Topic revision: r3 - 14 May 2009, RichMorin

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