Accession Number : ADA115072

Title :   A Primer for the Act-1 Language.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Theriault,Dan

PDF Url : ADA115072

Report Date : Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : This paper describes the current design for the Act-I computer programming language, and describes the Actor computational model, which the language was designed to support. It provides a perspective from which to view the language, with respect to existing computer language systems and to the computer system and environment under development for support of the language . The language is informally introduced in a tutorial fashion and demonstrated through examples. A programming strategy for the language is described, further illustrating its use. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Programming languages, Message processing, Computations, Mathematical models, Computer programming, Parallel processing

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE