Arcadia Papers: ABSTRACT
"The ProcessWall: A Process State Server Approach to Process
Programming", by Dennis Heimbigner, in
Proceedings of ACM SIGSOFT Fifth Symposium on Software
pages 159-168, Tyson's Corner, VA, December 1992.
The ProcessWall is a process state server providing storage for
process states plus operations for defining and manipulating the
structure of those states. It separates the state of a software
process from any program for constructing that state. Instead, client
programs implement the processes for operating on the process state.
This approach has a number of potential benefits such as support for
process formalism interoperability, support for multiple process
languages, low-cost retro-fitting of process into existing
environments, and support for long-term execution of processes. The
process server interface provides descriptive mechanisms for
representing process state as well as product state. A classification
of client programs is provided to show how the state server can be
used in a variety of ways.
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