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A unified semantics for future Erlang
Year:2010

Research Areas
  • Information technology and adata processing

Information
Abstract
The formal semantics of Erlang is a bit too complicated to be easily understandable. Much of this complication stems from the desire to accurately model the current implementations (Erlang/OTP R11R14), which include features (and optimizations) developed during more than two decades. The result is a two-tier semantics where systems, and in particular messages, behave differently in a local and a distributed setting. With the introduction of multi-core hardware, multiple run-queues and efficient SMP support, the boundary between local and distributed is diffuse and should ultimately be removed. In this paper we develop a new, much cleaner semantics, for such future implementations of Erlang. We hope that this paper can stimulate some much needed debate regarding a number of poorly understood features of current and future implementations of Erlang.
International
Si
Congress
9th ACM SIGPLAN workshop on Erlang
960
Place
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-1-4503-0253-1
Start Date
30/09/2010
End Date
30/09/2010
From page
23
To page
32
Erlang '10: Proceedings of the 9th ACM SIGPLAN workshop on Erlang
Participants
  • Autor: Lars-Ake Fredlund UPM
  • Participante: Hans Svennson Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, G¿oteborg, Sweden
  • Autor: Clara Benac Earle UPM

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: BABEL: Desarrollo de Software Fiable y de Alta Calidad a partir de Tecnología Declarativa