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Actors

<theory> A model for concurrency by Carl Hewitt. Actors are autonomous and concurrent objects which execute asynchronously. The Actor model provides flexible mechanisms for building parallel and distributed software systems.

http://osl.cs.uiuc.edu/.

["Laws for Communicating Parallel Processes", C. Hewitt et al, IFIP 77, pp. 987-992, N-H 1977].

["ACTORS: A Model of Concurrent Computation in Distributed Systems", Gul A. Agha <agha@cs.uiuc.edu>, Cambridge Press, MA, 1986].

(1999-11-23)

 


Nearby terms: ACT ONE Actor actor Actors actor/singer/waiter/webmaster Actra actual argument
 

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