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Language peer sets for Cedar:
United States
United States/1983
Designed 1983
1980s languages
Fourth generation
Late Cold War


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Country: United States
Designed 1983
Published: 1983

Xerox PARC. Superset of Mesa, adding garbage collection, dynamic types and a universal pointer type (REF ANY). A large complex language designed for custom Xerox hardware and the Cedar OS/environment. Data types: atoms, lists, ropes ("industrial strength" strings), conditions. Multiprocessing features include threads, monitors, signals and catch phrases. Used to develop the Cedar integrated programming environment.

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Euclid Cedar   Evolution of
Mesa Cedar   Evolution of
Cedar Modula-3   Derivation of

  • Lampson, Butler (1983) Lampson, Butler "A Description of the Cedar Language", Xerox PARC, CSL-83-15 (Dec 1983).
  • Swinehart, D. et al, (1985) Swinehart, D. et al, "The Structure of Cedar" Abstract
          in [LIPE 1985] (1985) SIGPLAN Notices 20(07) July 1985 (Proceedings of the ACM SIGPLAN 85 symposium on Language issues in programming environments)
  • Skillicorn, David B. and Talia, Domenico (1998) Skillicorn, David B. and Talia, Domenico "Models and languages for parallel computation" pp123-169
          in [ACM] (1998) [ACM] ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR) 30(2) June 1998
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