The majority of modern programming languages provide concurrency and object-orientation in some form. However, object-oriented concurrency remains cumbersome in many situations. We introduce the language OrcO, Orc with concurrent Objects, which enables a flexible style of concurrent object-oriented programming. OrcO extends the Orc programming language by adding abstractions for programming-in-the-large; namely objects, classes, and inheritance. OrcO objects are designed to be orthogonal to concurrency, allowing the concurrent structure and object structure of a program to evolve independently. This paper describes OrcO's goals and design and provides examples of how OrcO can be used to deftly handle events, object management, and object composition.
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Daniele BonettaOracle Labs, Luca SalucciUniversità della Svizzera italiana (USI), Stefan MarrJohannes Kepler University Linz, Walter BinderUniversity of LuganoDOI
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Arthur Michener PetersThe University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA, David KitchinGoogle, Inc., John A. ThywissenThe University of Texas at Austin, William CookUT AustinDOI Pre-print