Exceptions in concurrent Eiffel

Phillip Brooke, Richard F. Paige

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Abstract

We describe the problem of asynchronous exceptions in Eiffel’s Simple Concurrent Object-Oriented Programming (SCOOP). We discuss a range of possible solutions to further enable dependable computing in concurrent Eiffel. We propose a mechanism to handle aynchronous exceptions via a limited developer choice, including the notion of a failed or dead object, and necessarily introduce a small number of new exceptions. We additionally describe a number of mechanisms that were discarded as unsuitable.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-126
JournalJournal of Object Technology
Volume6
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007

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