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Author Satterthwaite, Edwin H. ♦ Geschke, Charles M. ♦ Morris, James H.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Types ♦ Modules ♦ Data structures ♦ Systems programming ♦ Programming languages
Abstract The experiences of Mesa's first users—primarily its implementers—are discussed, and some implications for Mesa and similar programming languages are suggested. The specific topics addressed are: module structure and its use in defining abstractions, data-structuring facilities in Mesa, an equivalence algorithm for types and type coercions, the benefits of the type system and why it is breached occasionally, and the difficulty of making the treatment of variant records safe.
Description Affiliation: Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, CA (Geschke, Charles M.; Morris, James H.; Satterthwaite, Edwin H.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 20
Issue Number 8
Page Count 14
Starting Page 540
Ending Page 553


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Source: ACM Digital Library