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(language, parallel)
An object-oriented, data-parallel superset of ANSI C with synchronous semantics, for the Connection Machine, designed by Thinking Machines, 1987. C* adds a "domain" data type and a selection statement for parallel execution in domains.

An unimplemented language called "Parallel C" influenced the design of C*. Dataparallel-C was based on C*.

Latest version: 6.x, as of 1993-07-27.

["C*: An Extended C Language for Data Parallel Programming", J.R. Rose et al, Proc Second Intl Conf on Supercomputing, L.P. Kartashev et al eds, May 1987, pp 2-16].

["C* Programming Manual", Thinking Machines Corp, 1986].
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