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Smart Messages: An ObjectOriented Communication Mechanism Eshrat Arjomandi William G. O'Farrell & Gregory V. Wilson
 

Summary: Smart Messages: An Object­Oriented Communication Mechanism
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Eshrat Arjomandi William G. O'Farrell & Gregory V. Wilson
Dept. of Computer Science Center for Advanced Studies
York University IBM Canada Ltd.
Toronto, Ontario Toronto, Ontario
eshrat@cs.yorku.ca fbillo,gvwilsong@vnet.ibm.com
February 1996
Abstract
ABC++ is a portable object­oriented type­safe class library for con­
current programming. It supports active objects, synchronous and asyn­
chronous object interactions, and object­based shared regions on both
shared­ and distributed­memory parallel computers. ABC++ is written
in, and compatible with, standard C++: no language extensions or pre­
processors are used. This paper focuses on the use of an object­oriented
technique called smart messages to support object interactions. Smart
messages demonstrate the effectiveness of object­oriented programming
in encapsulating low­level details of concurrency and in improving soft­
ware portability.
1 Introduction

  

Source: Arjomandi, Eshrat - Department of Computer Science, York University (Toronto)

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences