Adding Concurrency to a Programming Language

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Adding Concurrency to a Programming Language
A programming language that lacks facilities for concurrent programming can gain those facilities in two ways: the language can be extended with additional constructs, which will reflect a particular model of concurrency, or libraries of types and routines can be written with different libraries implementing different models. This paper examines the two approaches, for object-oriented and non-object-oriented languages. Examples show that concurrency interacts extensively with traditional programming language constructs, and that general elementary facilities for concurrency must be implemented at extremely low levels--the assembly language level, in some cases--and hence that safe support for concurrency requires language extension.
Peter A. Buhr, G. Ditchfeld
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Type Conference
Year 1992
Where C++
Authors Peter A. Buhr, G. Ditchfeld
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