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SICStus MT - A Multithreaded Execution Environment for SICStus Prolog

Eskilson, Jesper (1999) SICStus MT - A Multithreaded Execution Environment for SICStus Prolog. [SICS Report]

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Abstract

The development of intelligent software agents and other complex applications which continuously interact with their environments has been one of the reasons why explicit concurrency has become a necessity in a modern Prolog system today. Such applications need to perform several tasks which may be very different with respect to how they are implemented in Prolog. Performing these tasks simultaneously is very tedious without language support. This paper describes the design, implementation and evaluation of a prototype multithreaded execution environment for SICStus Prolog. The threads are dynamically managed using a small and compact set of Prolog primitives implemented in a portable way, requiring almost no support from the underlying operating system.

Item Type:SICS Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Logic Programming, Threads, Message-passing, Concurrency
ID Code:2242
Deposited By:Vicki Carleson
Deposited On:29 Jul 2009
Last Modified:18 Nov 2009 16:02

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