Arcadia Papers: ABSTRACT

"Q: A Multi-lingual Interprocess Communications System for Software Environment Implementation", by Mark J. Maybee, Dennis H. Heimbigner, David L. Levine, and Leon J. Osterweil, University of Colorado, Boulder.


This paper describes the motivation for, design and implementation of, and experience with, Q, a set of matched C and Ada interfaces designed to support interprocess communication between these two languages. Q's interfaces are adapted from the remote procedure call interface model. Certain of these adaptations were ncessitated by the lack of key C language features in the Ada language. Additional features were inspired by language features present in Ada that are not commonly found in C implementations. Q defines an interprocess communication model common to both languages, and a type space common to both languages. Q has evolved and been improved as a consequence of its application and use.

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