Actalk

Actalk

(language)
A Smalltalk-based actor language developed by J-P Briot in 1989.

["Actalk: A Testbed for Classifying and Designing Actor Languages in the Smalltalk-80 Environment", J-P. Briot, Proc ECOOP '89, pp. 109-129].
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Furthermore, it is relatively easy to build up on the basic standard library of concurrency classes to construct more sophisticated abstractions, as for example in the Simtalk [Bezivin 1989] or Actalk [Briot 1989] platforms.
Note that most activity, synchronization, and communication models described in these sections have been implemented as various component libraries in a common framework for object-oriented concurrent programming called Actalk [Briot 1996].
Such facilities actually help in building and integrating various platforms for concurrent and distributed programming, such as CodA, Actalk, and GARF.
The Actalk platform [Briot 1989; 1996] helps in experimenting with various synchronization and communication models for a given program by changing and specializing various models/components of: (1) activity (implicit or explicit acceptance of requests, intraobject concurrency, etc.
Several research projects including Actra and Actalk have investigated concurrent Smalltalk.