Conjoined Events

Brown, Neil C.C. (2010) Conjoined Events. In: Advances in Message Passing 2010, June 6th, 2010, Toronto, Canada. (Full text available)

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Abstract

Many existing synchronous message-passing systems support choice: engaging in one event XOR another. This paper introduces the AND operator that allows a process to engage in multiple events together (one AND one more AND another; all conjoined), engaging in each event only if it can atomically engage in all the conjoined events. We demonstrate using several examples that this operator supports new, more flexible models of programming. We show that the AND operator allows the behaviour of processes to be expressed in local rules rather than system-wide constructs. We give an optimised implementation of the AND operator and explore the performance effect on standard communications of supporting this new operator.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Programming Languages and Systems Group
Depositing User: Neil Brown
Date Deposited: 09 May 2013 15:31 UTC
Last Modified: 12 May 2014 15:59 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/33878 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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