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Concurrent Programming

Bryant, Randal E. and Dennis, Jack B. (1982) Concurrent Programming. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Submitted)

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In this paper the main approaches to constructing concurrent programs will be presented and compared. As a basis for comparison. two examples of systems incorporating concurrent operations have been chosen. and programs for these examples will be presented using the different approaches to concurrent programming. Of particular interest are the semantic issues in language design. i.e. how the computation is expressed. rather than the detailed syntax of the languages. Hence. in the interest of uniformity. the example programs will be written in PASCAL [22] modified to include the necessary constructs. As will be seen. the different approaches to concurrent programming differ greatly in their expressive power. clarity of expression. and ease and efficiency of implementation.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Additional Information:This paper will appear in "Operating Systems Engineering," M. Maekawa, ed., Springer-Verlag, 1982. This paper is a revised version of one published in Research Directions in Software Technology · , P. Wegner, editor. This research was supported by t~ National Science Foundation under grant DCR7 5-04060 and by the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Defense, monitored by the Office of Naval Research under contract number N00014-75-C-06661.
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Office of Naval ResearchN00014-75-C-06661
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Computer Science Technical Memorandum5027
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