coordination language

coordination language

(networking, protocol)
A language defined specifically to allow two or more parties (components) to communicate in order to accomplish some shared goal.

Examples of coordination languages are Linda and Xerox's CLF (STITCH).
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SCA's distributed parallel applications through Linda, a coordination language developed to overcome the problems of hardware, programming and code portability in clusters, now offers programmers the benefit of Alpha's power and speed.
Papers from the conference are collected here, in sections on abstract interpretation, model checking, verification of embedded systems, security, testing, aspect-oriented development, requirement and program analysis, coordination languages, and communication, mobile, and interactive systems.
Le Metayer, editors, Coordination Languages and Models--Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference (COORDINATION '97), volume 1282 of LNCS, pages 274-288, Berlin (D), 1-3 Sept.

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