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In order to use the kernels, the LINDA primitives have to embedded
in some programming language. We chose two languages, an imperative one and a
functional one, in order to assess whether the relative suitabilities and
expressiveness of the tuple-space extensions. This outcomes of this part of the
- embeddings of the tuple space model in ISETL (a set-based, imperative
language), and Gofer (a non-strict, purely functional language).
- the conclusion that the addition of tuple-space functionality to ISETL
integrated well, and caused little conceptual change.
- embedding `stateful' tuple-spaces into a `stateless' language caused less
difficulty than expected, but meant that recourse has to be made to
unusual techniques (continuation passing
style) which give an imperative `flavour' to declarative languages.