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Inheritance in Actor Based Concurrent Object-Oriented Languages

Kafura, Dennis G. and Lee, Keung Hae (1988) Inheritance in Actor Based Concurrent Object-Oriented Languages. Technical Report TR-88-53, Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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Inheritance is a valuable mechanism which enhances reusability and maintainability of software. A language design based on the actor model of concurrent computation faces a serious problem arising from the interference between concurrency and inheritance. A similar problem also occurs in other concurrent object-oriented languages. In this paper, we describe problems found in existing concurrent object-oriented languages. We present a solution which is based on a concept called behavior abstraction.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Subjects:Computer Science > Historical Collection(Till Dec 2001)
ID Code:137
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Deposited On:05 December 2001