Modula-2 and the monitor concept

@article{Sewry1984Modula2AT,
  title={Modula-2 and the monitor concept},
  author={David A. Sewry},
  journal={ACM SIGPLAN Notices},
  year={1984},
  volume={19},
  pages={33-41}
}
  • D. Sewry
  • Published 1 November 1984
  • Computer Science
  • ACM SIGPLAN Notices
The monitor concept [Hoa74] is one approach towards ensuring a reliable concurrent programming environment. Although the processes constituting a concurrent program may declare individual data areas, a frequent occurrence is the declaration of a common data area to be accessed by several processes. If the processes execute asynchronously, it is possible that more than one process will attempt to access this shared data area simultaneously, with chaotic results. Clearly a form of manager is… 
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