occam - what is it?
So what is this occam thing anyway?
CSP is a programming methodology - Communicating Sequential
parallel computing language
based on the
programming model designed by
The main implementations of the language are currently on INMOS
Transputers which were designed with the CSP programming
model. Two versions of the language occam and occam2
have been produced so far with occam3 in the pipeline.
A portable and free occam compiler called
has recently been released by the University of
Southampton and other compilers are in progress.
If you are interested in the language, the
draft occam3 manual dated March 1992 is available for to view.
It's a person. The short
biography of William of Occam
will tell you who he was and why we use his name
Professor C. A. R. Hoare FRS is a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) and a
mathematician and is a consultant for Oxford Parallel and the Programming Research Group (PRG) at Oxford University, UK.
See also the documents at The Occam archive at Oxford University.
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