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Implementing threads in Standard ML

  • Peter Lee
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1129)

Abstract

This tutorial explores the well-known problem of how to implement concurrent threads of control in Standard ML, by using the extension of first-class continuations. Particular attention is paid to the proper treatment of exceptions and avoidance of storage leaks.

Keywords

Exception Handler Main Thread Child Process Current Thread Ready Queue 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Lee
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  1. 1.Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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