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Dactl: An Experimental Graph Rewriting Language
 Proc. 4th International Workshop on Graph Grammars
, 1991
"... This paper gives some examples of how computation in a number of languages may be described as graph rewriting, giving the Dactl notation for the examples shown. It goes on to present the Dactl model more formally before giving a formal definition of the syntax and semantics of the language. 2 Examp ..."
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This paper gives some examples of how computation in a number of languages may be described as graph rewriting, giving the Dactl notation for the examples shown. It goes on to present the Dactl model more formally before giving a formal definition of the syntax and semantics of the language. 2 Examples of Computation by Graph Rewriting
Implementing Concurrent Logic and Functional Languages in Dactl
 Journal of Programming Languages
, 1997
"... this paper we try to bridge the gap between the two formalisms by showing how concurrent logic languages can be implemented using graph rewriting. In particular, we develop techniques for mapping a wide class of CLLs including Parlog, GHC, Strand, Janus and a restricted subset of the Concurrent Prol ..."
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this paper we try to bridge the gap between the two formalisms by showing how concurrent logic languages can be implemented using graph rewriting. In particular, we develop techniques for mapping a wide class of CLLs including Parlog, GHC, Strand, Janus and a restricted subset of the Concurrent Prolog family onto Dactl, a compiler target language based on graph rewriting. We discuss the problems found in the process and the adopted solutions. The paper contributes to related research by: # examining the potential of graph reduction as a suitable model for implementing CLLs in terms of expressiveness and efficiency
Graphbased Operational Semantics of a Lazy Functional Language
 Term Graph Rewriting: Theory and Practice, chapter 22
"... Machine [Car83], the Gmachine [Joh84, BPJR88], Clean [BvEvLP87, KSvEP91], and DACTL [Ken88, GKS89]. All of these can be perceived as notations for algorithms that describe how graphs may be used to model the evaluation of the implemented language. Such notations have the advantage that they are dir ..."
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Machine [Car83], the Gmachine [Joh84, BPJR88], Clean [BvEvLP87, KSvEP91], and DACTL [Ken88, GKS89]. All of these can be perceived as notations for algorithms that describe how graphs may be used to model the evaluation of the implemented language. Such notations have the advantage that they are directly executable. However, they are often not very readable since all the details of the implementation have to be present in the specification. On the other hand, the idea has also been used in attempts to build models of functional languages and to prove properties of such models directly. Again starting from [Wad71] such attempts are naturally focused on models of the calculusa 2 We will use the traditional word "redex" (reducible expression) rather than some abbreviation of "reducible subgraph" even though we will always refer to the latter. GRAPHBASED OPERATIONAL SEMANTICS OF A LAZY FUNCTIONAL LANGUAGE 239 rather large are of research, so we will just mention [Sta78] and [Lam90...
Experience Using an Intermediate Compiler Target Language for Parallel Machines
"... The generalised computational model of Term Graph Rewriting Systems (TGRS) has been used extensively as an implementation vehicle for a number of, often divergent, programming paradigms ranging from the traditional functional programming ones to the (concurrent) logic programming ones and various am ..."
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The generalised computational model of Term Graph Rewriting Systems (TGRS) has been used extensively as an implementation vehicle for a number of, often divergent, programming paradigms ranging from the traditional functional programming ones to the (concurrent) logic programming ones and various amalgamations of them, to (concurrent) objectoriented ones. More recently, the relationship between TGRS and process calculi (such as the pcalculus) as well as Linear Logic has also been explored. In this paper we describe our experience in using the intermediate Compiler Target Language Dactl based on TGRS for mapping a variety of programming paradigms of the aforementioned types onto it. In particular, we concentrate on some of the issues that we feel have played an important role in our work (in, say, affecting performance, etc.), the aim being to derive a list of features that we feel every language model which intends to be used as an intermediate representation between (concurrent) hig...