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A Compositional Approach to Multiparadigm Programming
September/October 1989 (vol. 6 no. 5)
pp. 15-25

The author points out that although different aspects of a system require different approaches, programmers are confined to their language's one paradigm. Multiparadigm programming makes it possible to match the paradigm to the problem. The potential of paradigm composition as an approach to multiparadigm programming is explored. In paradigm composition, a multiparadigm program is written as a collection of single-paradigm programs. The single-paradigm programs are composed, which means that they execute concurrently and cooperatively to form the whole of a functioning system. Interactions between paradigms are defined at the conceptual levels of the participating paradigms. The case of a small prototype telephone network is considered as an example of paradigm composition.

Index Terms:
compositional approach; multiparadigm programming; paradigm composition; functioning system; telephone network; programming
Citation:
Pamela Zave, "A Compositional Approach to Multiparadigm Programming," IEEE Software, vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 15-25, Sept.-Oct. 1989, doi:10.1109/52.35586
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