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Saarland University Computer Science

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Andreas Rossberg, Didier Le Botlan, Guido Tack, Thorsten Brunklaus, Gert Smolka

Trends in Functional Programming, Volume 5, Vol. 5 of Trends in Functional Programming, pp. 79-96, Intellect Books, Bristol, UK, ISBN 1-84150144-1, February 2006

We present Alice, a functional programming language that has been designed with strong support for . It incorporates concurrency with data flow synchronisation, higher-order modularity, dynamic modules, and type-safe pickling as a minimal and generic set of simple, orthogonal features providing that support. Based on these mechanisms Alice offers a flexible notion of component, and high-level facilities for distributed programming.

Extended version available as a technical report.

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