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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.SNAPL.2015.177
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-50259
URL: http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2015/5025/
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Marino, Daniel ; Millstein, Todd ; Musuvathi, Madanlal ; Narayanasamy, Satish ; Singh, Abhayendra

The Silently Shifting Semicolon

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Abstract

Memory consistency models for modern concurrent languages have largely been designed from a system-centric point of view that protects, at all costs, optimizations that were originally designed for sequential programs. The result is a situation that, when viewed from a programmer's standpoint, borders on absurd. We illustrate this unfortunate situation with a brief fable and then examine the opportunities to right our path.

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@InProceedings{marino_et_al:LIPIcs:2015:5025,
  author =	{Daniel Marino and Todd Millstein and Madanlal Musuvathi and Satish Narayanasamy and Abhayendra Singh},
  title =	{{The Silently Shifting Semicolon}},
  booktitle =	{1st Summit on Advances in Programming Languages (SNAPL 2015)},
  pages =	{177--189},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-80-4},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2015},
  volume =	{32},
  editor =	{Thomas Ball and Rastislav Bodik and Shriram Krishnamurthi and Benjamin S. Lerner and Greg Morrisett},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2015/5025},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-50259},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.SNAPL.2015.177},
  annote =	{Keywords: memory consistency models; sequential consistency; safe  programming languages; data races}
}

Keywords: memory consistency models; sequential consistency; safe programming languages; data races
Seminar: 1st Summit on Advances in Programming Languages (SNAPL 2015)
Issue Date: 2015
Date of publication: 28.04.2015


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