Issue No. 03 - May (1982 vol. 8)
B. Liskov , Laboratory for Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Technological advances have made it possible to construct systems from collections of computers connected by a network. At present, however, there is little support for the construction and execution of software to run on such a system. Our research concerns the development of an integrated language/system whose goal is to provide the needed support. This paper discusses a number of issues that must be addressed in such a language. The major focus of our work and this paper is support for the construction of robust software that survives node, network, and media failures.
transactions, Atomicity, distributed programs, distributed systems, programming languages, reliability
B. Liskov, "On Linguistic Support for Distributed Programs," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 8, no. , pp. 203-210, 1982.