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Dynamic Communication Links

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Christopher Holt



Communication links are viewed as mathematical variables with additional logical operations relating the success of various references to the link, one to another. They may be described as having a tree structure with arcs associated with success or failure, and nodes associated with the logical operations. Dynamic links are those which are created and manipulated explicitly as data objects, before being evaluated. Arcs as values may be transmitted via other links; thus an intermediate process can introduce two other processes by giving them arcs of a link. The other processes may then ""Eval"" the arcs, in the Lisp sense and communicate with one another directly. The behaviour of links is then considered when time operations are available, both for defining sequences of events and for indicating relations that hold over intervals.

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Author(s): Holt CM

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Computing Laboratory Technical Report Series

Year: 1988

Pages: 26

Print publication date: 01/09/1988

Source Publication Date: September 1988

Report Number: 269

Institution: Computing Laboratory, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne