Concurrent Programming

by Alan Burns and Geoff Davies

Addison Wesley ISBN 0 201 54417-2 Pbk 424 pages

Concurrent programming plays a vital role in systems where many events appear to occur simultaneously, such as operating systems, databases and real-time systems. This book provides a hands-on introduction to concurrent programming principles and techniques. By using Pascal-FC, a Functionally Concurrent extension of Pascal, the authors illustrate a variety of language models and concurrency primitives without requiring readers to learn many different languages. Pascal-FC is available (free). It enables programs to be written that make use of semaphores, monitors, CSP rendezvous, Ada rendezvous and Ada 95 protected types (resources).

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Implementations of Pascal-FC are freely available.