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%T A concurrent approach to the Towers of Hanoi
%A W. D. Crowe, P. E. D. Strain-Clark
%E Charlie Askew
%B OUG\-9: Occam and the Transputer \-\- Research and Applications
%X The tower of Hanoi problem has long been known to have a
   closed (ie non\-recursive) solution. In this paper we
   analyse two approaches to this solution which involve
   concurrency. This is not an end in itself, but serves to
   introduce the main ideas and notations of CAP (Communicating
   Asynchronous Processes) \- a revision of CSP which the
   authors have used successfully to develop correct Occam
   programs. In turn, CAP is part of a wider development method
   (ODM) which is being studied with the intention of
   prototyping software tools to assist developers of
   concurrent software.

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