Accession Number : ADA188619
Title : ARCTIC - Programmer's Manual and Tutorial.
Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,
Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
Personal Author(s) : Rubine, Dean ; Dannenberg, Roger
PDF Url : ADA188619
Report Date : Dec 1987
Pagination or Media Count : 30
Abstract : ARCTIC is a programming language for describing real-time systems with many concurrent activities. Unlike conventional languages that model concurrency as multiple sequential threads of control, ARCTIC models concurrency as multiple functions of time, whose domains may overlap. This radical departure from convention has many advantages, including a declarative programming style, implicit synchronization, convenient specification of timing relationships, and an integrated approach to event-driven and data-driven real-time computation. This document is a specification of the ARCTIC language. Examples have been included in the hope that this specification may be also used as a tutorial. Details of a preliminary implementation of ARCTIC are given in the appendix.
Descriptors : *PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, *PROGRAMMING MANUALS, *PARALLEL PROCESSING, OVERLAP, REAL TIME, SEQUENCES, SPECIFICATIONS, TIME, TIME DEPENDENCE
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE