Join point

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In computer science, a join point is a point in the control flow of a program. In aspect-oriented programming a set of join points is called a pointcut. A join point is a specification of when, in the corresponding main program, the aspect code should be executed.

The join point is a point of execution in the base code where the advice specified in a corresponding pointcut is applied.

Conceptually, a join point exists where a precondition for a command in Hoare logic makes an assertion parametric upon the joint and several advice supplied by the different concerns at that point in a generalized abstract process, the unified thing composed from its concrete aspects being the pointcut.

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