Virtual Machines

Virtual Machines offers a unique insight into the building of virtual machines for sequential, object-oriented and parallel languages, and uses comparisons of different VMs to provide actual, practical examples on how to build VMs. State transitions are used as a formal technique for the specificati...

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Main Author: Craig, Iain D.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: London Springer London 2006, 2006
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Virtual Machines offers a unique insight into the building of virtual machines for sequential, object-oriented and parallel languages, and uses comparisons of different VMs to provide actual, practical examples on how to build VMs. State transitions are used as a formal technique for the specification of virtual machines throughout and - in addition – transitions and state transitions relating to the general operation are included for specification of the virtual machine for the event-based system. Two virtual machines are defined using a simple sequential language, which is then generalised to include object and parallelism. Other themes explored include the implementation of VMs and proposals for future work. Appendices contain high-level specifications of two compilers: one for the simple language that serves as the basic example throughout the book, the other for the event-based language specified in Chapter 6. This book is an essential reference tool for academic and industrial researchers as well as postgraduates in this area
Physical Description:XV, 269 p. 43 illus digital
ISBN:9781846282461