%T Working towards a successor to occam
%A Ian R. East
%E Alan G. Chalmers, Majid Mirmehdi, Henk Muller
%B Communicating Process Architectures 2001
%X occam  offers features and attributes that make it unique
among programming languages, particularly in the ease and
security with which one may program concurrency. After a
brief summary of occam\[rs]s strengths, possible additional
features are discussed, including recursion, source code
modularity, exception response, and the automatic avoidance
of deadlock. Consideration is then given to the inclusion of
passive (\[rs]data\[rs]) objects and the possibility of
their movement between processes. Transfer primitives are
proposed, alongside assignment and communication. Discussion
is presented with regard to the potential for a new
programming language, building on occam, while preserving
its security and simplicity.
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