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%T A fast C Kernel for Portable occam Compilers
%A Barry M. Cook
%E Patrick Nixon
%B Proceedings of WoTUG\-18: Transputer and occam Developments
%X 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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