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Ordered Ports – a Language Concept for High-level Distributed Programming

Basu, Julie and Patnaik, LM and Goswami, AK (1987) Ordered Ports – a Language Concept for High-level Distributed Programming. In: Computer Journal, The, 30 (6). pp. 487-497.

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Abstract

A new language concept for high-level distributed programming is proposed. Programs are organised as a collection of concurrently executing processes. Some of these processes, referred to as liaison processes, have a monitor-like structure and contain ports which may be invoked by other processes for the purposes of synchronisation and communication. Synchronisation is achieved by conditional activation of ports and also through port control constructs which may directly specify the execution ordering of ports. These constructs implement a path-expression-like mechanism for synchronisation and are also equipped with options to provide conditional, non-deterministic and priority ordering of ports. The usefulness and expressive power of the proposed concepts are illustrated through solutions of several representative programming problems. Some implementation issues are also considered.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Oxford University Press.
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Computer Science & Automation (Formerly, School of Automation)
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2010 08:16
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2010 08:16
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/33388

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