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Editor Early Experience with

By S. L. Graham, Charles M. Geschke, James H. Morris and Edwin H. Satterthwaite


The experiences of Mesa's first users- primarily its implementers-are discussed, and some implications for Mesa and similar programming languages are sug-gested. The specific topics addressed are: module struc-ture and its use in defining abstractions, data-structur-ing facilities in Mesa, an equivalence algorithm for types and type coercions, the benefits of the type sys-tem and why it is breached occasionally, and the diffi-culty of making the treatment of variant records safe. Key Words and Phrases: programming languages, types, modules, data structures, systems programmin

Topics: CR Categories, 4.22
Year: 2009
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