Douglas Washabaugh

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<italic>This paper considers the garbage collection of concurrent objects for which it is necessary to know not only &#8220;reachability,&#8221; the usual criterion for reclaiming data, but also the &#8220;state&#8221; (active or blocked) of the object. For the actor model, a more comprehensive definition than previously available is given for reclaimable(More)
Research in object based concurrency has exposed a novel and difficult garbage collection problem. The novelty and the difficulty of the problem arise for the same reason - the unit of reclamation is an entity that possesses a thread of control. Such objects, termed <i>active</i> objects or <i>concurrent</i> objects, are explored in our work through the(More)
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