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An Operational Semantics for a Parallel Language with Continuations

Moreau, Luc, (1992) An Operational Semantics for a Parallel Language with Continuations Etiemble, D. and Syre, J.-C. (eds.) At Parallel Architectures and Languages Europe (PARLE'92). , p. 415.

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Abstract

Explicit parallelism can be introduced in Scheme by adding the constructs fork, pcall and future. Katz and Weise gave an implementation where those constructs are transparent even when first class continuations are used. In this paper, we formalise this work by giving an operational semantics for a functional language with first class continuations and transparent constructs for parallelism. We introduce a concept of higher order continuation that we call metacontinuation which preserves sequential properties of continuations in a parallel language.

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Published date: 1992
Additional Information: Address: Paris, France
Venue - Dates: Parallel Architectures and Languages Europe (PARLE'92), 1992-01-01
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 252762
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/252762
PURE UUID: 5aaf7f84-d8bb-468b-a78f-c71885b3bf23
ORCID for Luc Moreau: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3494-120X

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Date deposited: 20 Mar 2000
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:02

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Author: Luc Moreau ORCID iD
Editor: D. Etiemble
Editor: J.-C. Syre

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