An overview of actor languages

  title={An overview of actor languages},
  author={Gul A. Agha},
  booktitle={OOPWORK '86},
Actors are computational agents which carry out their actions in response to incoming communications. As in other object-oriented languages, actors encapsulate procedural and declarative information into a single entity. Primitive actor languages are based on a pure message-passing semantics. Higher-level actor languages incorporate the use of inheritance for conceptual organization and delegation for structuring the sharing of code between different actors. This paper provides an overview of… CONTINUE READING
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