Accession Number : ADA330545

Title :   The Fox Project: Advanced Development of Systems Software

Descriptive Note : Research rept. Jul-Sep 97

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

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Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The long-term objectives of the Carnegie Mellon Fox Project are to improve the design and construction of systems software and to further the development of advanced programming language technology. We use principles and techniques from the mathematical foundations of programming languages, including semantics, type theory, and logic, to design and implement systems software, including operating systems, network protocols, and distributed systems. Much of the implementation work is conducted in the Standard ML (SML) language, a modern functional programming language that provides polymorphism, first-class functions, exception handling, garbage collection, a parameterized module system, static typing, and a formal semantics. This Project involves several faculty members and spans a wide range of research areas, from (1) experimental development of systems software to (2) advanced compiler development to (3) language design.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, SEMANTICS, COMPILERS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE