Accession Number : ADA189245

Title :   An Interface between Object-Oriented Systems.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ROCHESTER UNIV NY DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Crowl, Lawrence A

PDF Url : ADA189245

Report Date : Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The Chrysalis operating system for the Butterfly Parallel Processor presents an object-oriented programming environment based on shared memory. However, because of Chrysalis's low level orientation and its use of type-unsafe features of the C programming language, programs using the environment are difficult to program and highly error-prone. Using C as the primary programming language for the Butterfly does not fully realize the benefit of Chrysalis's object orientation. An object-oriented programming language is natural candidate for improving the Chrysalis environment. The C ++ programming language provides a number of advantages in developing such an interface. This paper reports the successes and problems encountered in the development of Chrysalis ++, a C ++ interface to Chrysalis ++ uncovered many strengths and weakness in C ++. Some apply to C ++ in general, others apply only to its adaptation to a parallel programming environment. It is important to note that C++ is a sequential language; it is use in a parallel programming environment is therefore outside the bounds of its design.

Descriptors :   *PARALLEL PROCESSING, *PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, *PARALLEL PROCESSORS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, INTERFACES, LOW LEVEL, MEMORY DEVICES, SEQUENCES, TIME SHARING

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE