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A common graphical form

Parrott, D; Clack, C; (1992) A common graphical form. In: Darlington, J and Dietrich, R, (eds.) Declarative Programming, Sasbachwalden 1991. (pp. pp. 224-238). Springer: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

We present the Common Graphical Form, a low level, abstract machine independent structure which provides a basis for implementing graph reduction on distributed processors. A key feature of the structure is its ability to model disparate abstract machines in a uniform manner; this enables us to experiment with different abstract machines without having to recode major parts of the run-time system for each additional machine. Because we are dealing with a uniform data structure it is possible to build a suite of performance measurement tools to examine interprocessor data-flow and to apply these tools to different abstract machines in order to make relative comparisons between them at run-time. As a bonus to our design brief we exploit the unifying characteristics of the Common Graphical Form by using it as an intermediate language at compile-time.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: A common graphical form
Event: PHOENIX Seminar and Workshop on Declarative Programming, Sasbachwalden, Black Forest, Germany, 18–22 November 1991
ISBN: 3540197354
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4471-3794-8_15
Publisher version: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-44...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Functional Program, Abstract Machine, Functional Language, Primitive Function, Graph Reduction
UCL classification: UCL
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10087133
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