An Introduction to the Kent C++CSP Library

Brown, Neil C.C. and Welch, Peter H. (2003) An Introduction to the Kent C++CSP Library. In: Communicating Process Architectures 2003, SEP 07-10, 2003, UNIV Twente, Enschde, Nederlands. (Full text available)

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This paper reports on a CSP library for C++, developed over the past year at the University of Kent. It is based on the OO-design and API of JCSP and the lightweight algorithms of KRoC occam, with extensions to exploit specific C++ capabilities (such as templates). Both user-level and operating system threads are used to provide a range of oimplementation options and semantics (e.g. for managing blocking system calls intelligently) that run efficiently under either Windows or Linux. The library is presented from the user's point of view, mainly by way of a tutorial. Implementation details are also outlines and some benchmark results given. The performance of C++CSP is between that of KRoC occam and JCSP -- fairly close to KRoC.

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Additional information: Conference Information: 26th WoTUG Technical Meeting UNIV TWENTE, ENSCHEDE, NETHERLANDS, SEP 07-10, 2003
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Systems Architecture Group
Depositing User: Neil Brown
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:00 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 10:59 UTC
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