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Reflections on Standard ML
 FUNCTIONAL PROGRAMMING, CONCURRENCY, SIMULATION AND AUTOMATED REASONING, VOLUME 693 OF LNCS
, 1992
"... Standard ML is one of a number of new programming languages developed in the 1980s that are seen as suitable vehicles for serious systems and applications programming. It offers an excellent ratio of expressiveness to language complexity, and provides competitive efficiency. Because of its type an ..."
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Standard ML is one of a number of new programming languages developed in the 1980s that are seen as suitable vehicles for serious systems and applications programming. It offers an excellent ratio of expressiveness to language complexity, and provides competitive efficiency. Because of its type and module system, Standard ML manages to combine safety, security, and robustness with much of the flexibility of dynamically typed languages like Lisp. It is also has the most welldeveloped scientific foundation of any major language. Here I review the strengths and weaknesses of Standard ML and describe some of what we have learned through the design, implementation, and use of the language.
Concurrent ML: Design, Application and Semantics
, 1993
"... Machine" [BB90], except that there are no "cooling" and "heating" transitions (the process sets of this semantics can be thought of as perpetually "hot" solutions). The concurrent evaluation relation extends "7\Gamma!" to finite sets of terms (i.e., proce ..."
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Machine" [BB90], except that there are no "cooling" and "heating" transitions (the process sets of this semantics can be thought of as perpetually "hot" solutions). The concurrent evaluation relation extends "7\Gamma!" to finite sets of terms (i.e., processes) and adds additional rules for process creation, channel creation, and communication. We assume a set of process identifiers, and define the set of processes and process sets as: ß 2 ProcId process IDs p = hß; ei 2 Proc = (ProcId \Theta Exp) processes P 2 Fin(Proc) process sets We often write a process as hß; E[e]i, where the evaluation context serves the role of the program counter, marking the current state of evaluation. Definition4. A process set P is wellformed if for all hß; ei 2 P the following hold:  FV(e) = ; (e is closed), and  there is no e 0 6= e, such that hß; e 0 i 2 P. It is occasionally useful to view wellformed process sets as finite maps from ProcId to Exp. If P is a finite set of process state...