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Meaning of ML THREADS

 
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sml/nj with mutual exclusion primitives similar to those in modula-2+ and mesa. Written by Greg Morrisett <jgmorris@cs.cmu.edu>.

lightweight threads are created using fork. They are pre-emptively scheduled and communicate via shared memory which can be protected by a "mutex" (monitor).

Implementations for motorola 68020, sparc and mips and vax- and mips-based multiprocessors.

["Adding Threads to Standard ML", E. Cooper et al, CMU-CS-90-186, CMU Dec 1990].

 

 

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