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Object oriented programming in Concurrent Prolog

Research paper by Ehud Shapiro, Akikazu Takeuchi

Indexed on: 01 Mar '83Published on: 01 Mar '83Published in: New Generation Computing



Abstract

It is shown that the basic operations of object-oriented programming languages — creating an, object, sending and receiving messages, modifying an object’s state, and forming class-superclass hierarchies — can be implemented naturally in Concurrent Prolog. In addition, a new object-oriented programming paradigm, called incomplete messages, is presented. This paradigm subsumes stream communication, and greatly simplifies the complexity of programs defining communication networks and protocols for managing shared resources. Several interesting programs are presented, including a multiple-window manager. All programs have been developed and tested using the Concurrent Prolog interpreter described in.1)