Copying, Sharing, and Aliasing

  title={Copying, Sharing, and Aliasing},
  author={Peter Grogono and Patrice Chalin},
Study of the history of programming languages reveals a subtle interplay between semantics and implementation. Early languages, designed for maximum eeciency, provided simple abstractions of the underlying hardware. These languages were followed by languages that were \problem oriented" in that they attempted to hide the grosser details of the underlying hardware. Yet confusion between semantics and implementation persists, encouraged by the survival of low-level features that are deemed to be… CONTINUE READING
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