Erlang Behaviours: Programming With Process Design Patterns

Cesarini, Francesco and Thompson, Simon (2010) Erlang Behaviours: Programming With Process Design Patterns. In: Central European Functional Programming School, CEFP 2009. (Full text available)

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Abstract

Erlang processes run independently of each other, each using separate memory and communicating with each other by message passing. These processes, while executing different code, do so following a number of common patterns. By examining different examples of Erlang-style concurrency in client/server architectures, we identify the generic and specific parts of the code and extract the generic code to form a process skeleton. In Erlang, the most commonly used patterns have been implemented in library modules, commonly referred to as OTP behaviours. They contain the generic code framework for concurrency and error handling, simplifying the complexity of concurrent programming and protecting the developer from many common pitfalls.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled keywords: determinacy analysis, Craig interpolants
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Programming Languages and Systems Group
Depositing User: Simon Thompson
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2012 09:49
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2014 15:51
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/30616 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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