The Gamma model as a functional programming tool

  • R. Harrison
  • H. Glaser
Theory Of Computing, Algorithms And Programming
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 468)


In this paper we investigate the way in which the Gamma model, proposed by Banâtre and Le Metayer [1], might be supported in a functional language. We discuss the mechanism behind the model and examine the difficulties which arise when implementing Gamma in a functional language. We also explore its applicability as a programming paradigm by developing a library of higher order functions which can be used to facilitate the programming process.


Short Path Action Function Gamma Function Reaction Function Functional Programming 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Harrison
    • 1
  • H. Glaser
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Computer ScienceUniversity of SouthamptonU.K.

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