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A persistent programming language: preliminary Report

Show simple item record Berman, Sonia 2018-05-28T15:28:44Z 2018-05-28T15:28:44Z 1986
dc.identifier.citation Sonia Berman (1986) A persistent programming language • preliminary Report. Quaestiones Informaticae Vol 4 No 2 1986 en
dc.identifier.issn 0254-2757
dc.description.abstract A persistent programming language PPL is currently being designed at the University of Cape Town. The language treats persistence (permanent storage) as an orthogonal property of data and is consistent in its treatment of persistent and transient data. The persistence of an object is the length of time the object exists. In traditional programming languages, data does not last longer than the execution of the program unless some storage agency such as a file or database is used. With persistent programming, data can continue to exist after programs have been run to completion, and the method of accessing the data is the same for both long and short term objects. The inclusion of semantic data modelling concepts [8] in a programming language is also being investigated in PPL. This paper describes the need for a persist.ent programming language and gives an overview of PPL. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Computer Society of South Africa (on behalf of SAICSIT) en
dc.title A persistent programming language: preliminary Report en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department School of Computing en

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