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  title = "{A} fast {C} {K}ernel for {P}ortable occam {C}ompilers",
  author= "Cook, Barry M.",
  editor= "Nixon, Patrick",
  pages = "47--65",
  booktitle= "{P}roceedings of {W}o{TUG}-18: {T}ransputer and occam {D}evelopments",
  isbn= "90 5199 222 X",
  year= "1995",
  month= "mar",
  abstract= "This paper describes an experiment in providing explicitly
     parallel constructs in the style of occam within a
     functional programming environment. The work is based upon
     the monadic style proposed and described by Moggi, Wadler,
     Peyton Jones and others. The approach is pragmatic and
     conservative in that parallelism is treated as an imperative
     feature implemented by monadic functions. Overloading is
     used to provide a class of channel protocols. As in occam,
     data transmitted over a channel is fully evaluated and must
     be of ground type. An algorithm for checking channel usage
     in the presence of dynamic process and channel creation is
     described. The work can be described as an extension of
     functional notations allowing for explicit imperative-style
     parallelism. Alternatively, one could view it as extending
     the vocabulary of the occam language to allow for recursion,
     higher-order constructions and dynamic process and channel

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