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Erlang Behaviours: Programming With Process Design Patterns

Cesarini, Francesco, Thompson, Simon (2010) Erlang Behaviours: Programming With Process Design Patterns. In: Horváth, Zoltán and Plasmeijer, Rinus and Zóka, Vikória, eds. Central European Functional Programming School, CEFP 2009. Lecture Notes in Computer Science , 6299. pp. 182-196. Springer (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-17685-2_2) (KAR id:30616)


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)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-3-642-17685-2_2
Uncontrolled keywords: determinacy analysis, Craig interpolants
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: S. Thompson
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2012 09:49 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2023 11:32 UTC
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