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Language peer sets for Act2:
United States
United States/1983
Designed 1983
1980s languages
Fourth generation
Late Cold War
Specialised Languages
Specialised Languages/1983
Specialised Languages/us


Actor language with extensions for concurrency 

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Country: United States
Designed 1983
Published: 1983
Sammet category: Specialised Languages

An actor language with extensions to support concurrency

Omega language with Ether problem-solving system

.G. Theriault  MIT AI Lab

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Act1 Act2   Evolution of
OMEGA Act2   Incorporated some features of
Act2 Act3   Evolution of

  • Theriault, D. (1983) Theriault, D. "Issues in the Design of Act2", TR728, MIT AI Lab, June 1983 Abstract
  • Carl Hewitt et al (1985) Carl Hewitt et al "Linguistic Support of Receptionists for Shared Resources", pp330-359, Seminar on Concurrency, S.D. Brookes et al eds, LNCS 197, Springer 1985 Abstract
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