[Haskell] Re: [Haskell-cafe] SimonPJ and Tim Harris explain STM- video

Simon Peyton-Jones simonpj at microsoft.com
Fri Nov 24 07:32:04 EST 2006

Interesting reference.  I had never heard of it.  From reading section 1.2 it sounds like an early description of the optimistic approach to implementing atomic transactions (which is itself a well-studied field).


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| From: haskell-cafe-bounces at haskell.org [mailto:haskell-cafe-bounces at haskell.org] On Behalf Of Claus
| Reinke
| Sent: 24 November 2006 12:22
| To: Simon Peyton-Jones; Tim Harris (RESEARCH)
| Cc: haskell-cafe at haskell.org
| Subject: Re: [Haskell] Re: [Haskell-cafe] SimonPJ and Tim Harris explain STM- video
| this thread reminds me about something that I wanted to ask you.
| if I recall correctly, most of the literature references in STM papers
| are recent, so I wondered whether you are aware of this one:
|     SourceTechnical Report: TR-205
|     Year of Publication: 1978
|     Author D. P. Reed
| I'm not entirely sure where I got my version from (it was mentioned
| as a cornerstone in Alan Kay et al s latest project, Croquet, on which
| Reed is a collaborator: http://www.opencroquet.org/ ), but here is
| the abstract:
| http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?coll=GUIDE&dl=GUIDE&id=889815
| (note that it mentions both grouping of updates, and synchronized
| composition of modules with local synchronization constraints)
| and this might be the official site for the scanned copy (?):
| http://www.lcs.mit.edu/publications/specpub.php?id=773
| just wondering,
| claus
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