Id (programming language)
Irvine Dataflow (Id) is a general-purpose parallel programming language, started at the University of California at Irvine in 1975 by Arvind and K. P. Gostelow. Arvind continued work with Id at MIT into the 1990s.
The major subset of Id is a purely functional programming language with non-strict semantics. Features include: higher-order functions, a Milner-style statically type-checked polymorphic type system with overloading, user defined types and pattern matching, and prefix and infix operators. It led to the development of pH, a parallel dialect of Haskell.
Id programs are fine grained implicitly parallel.
The MVar synchronisation variable abstraction in Haskell is based on Id's M-structures.
type bool = False | True;
False? :: bool -> bool and :: bool -> bool -> bool
- The pHluid system was a research implementation of Id programming language, with future plans for a front-end for pH, a parallel dialect of the Haskell programming language, implemented at Digital's Cambridge Research Laboratory. and non-profit use. It is targeted at standard Unix workstation hardware.
- Arvind & K. P. Gostelow, The Id Report: An Asychronous Language and Computing Machine, Technical Report TR-114, Department of Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine, September 1978.
- "Concurrent Haskell". Peyton-Jones, Gordon and Finne. POPL 1996
- ID Language Reference Manual, Rishiyur S. Nikhil, 1991.
- "An Asynchronous Programming Language for a Large Multiprocessor Machine", Arvind et al., TR114a, Dept ISC, UC Irvine, Dec 1978
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