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<italic>In previous heap storage systems, the cost of creating objects and garbage collection is independent of the lifetime of the object. Since objects with short lifetimes account for a large portion of storage use, it is worth optimizing a garbage collector to reclaim storage for these objects more quickly. The garbage collector should spend(More)
This paper is intended as a contribution to analysis of the implications of viewing offices as open systems. It takes a prescriptive stance on how to establish the information-processing foundations for taking action and making decisions in office work from an open systems perspective. We propose <italic>due process</italic> as a central activity in(More)
This paper surveys the state of the art in the development of problem solving mechanisms for PLANNER-like formalisms. A major design goal for such formalisms is that "for any given piece of knowledge there arc natural placet in the formatitm to procedurally embed the knowledge MO that it will He u$ed when it is appropriate and not used when it it(More)
<bold>This paper investigates some problems associated with an argument evaluation order that we call &#8220;future&#8221; order, which is different from both call-by-name and call-by-value, In call-by-future, each formal parameter of a function is bound to a separate process (called a &#8220;future&#8221;) dedicated to the evaluation of the corresponding(More)