Modular Programming Languages

Joint Modular Languages Conference, JMLC 2000, Zurich, Switzerland, September 6-8, 2000. Proceedings

  • Wolfgang Weck
  • Jürg Gutknecht
Conference proceedings JMLC 2000

DOI: 10.1007/10722581

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1897)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. The Development of Procedural Programming Languages Personal Contributions and Perspectives

  3. Parallel and Distributed Computing

  4. Components

    1. Franz Achermann, Oscar Nierstrasz
      Pages 77-89
    2. Peter H. Fröhlich, Michael Franz
      Pages 90-103
    3. Riccardo Pucella
      Pages 104-118
    4. Henrik Bærbak Christensen
      Pages 134-146
  5. Extensions and Applications

  6. Compilers and Runtime Environments

About these proceedings

Introduction

Thecircleisclosed.The European Modula-2 Conference was originally launched with the goal of increasing the popularity of Modula-2, a programming language created by Niklaus Wirth and his team at ETH Zuric ¨ h as a successor of Pascal. For more than a decade, the conference has wandered through Europe, passing Bled,Slovenia,in1987,Loughborough,UK,in1990,Ulm,Germany,in1994,and Linz, Austria, in 1997. Now, at the beginning of the new millennium, it is back at its roots in Zuric ¨ h, Switzerland. While traveling through space and time, the conference has mutated. It has widened its scope and changed its name to Joint Modular Languages Conference (JMLC). With an invariant focus, though, on modularsoftwareconstructioninteaching,research,and“outthere”inindustry. This topic has never been more important than today, ironically not because of insu?cient language support but, quite on the contrary, due to a truly c- fusing variety of modular concepts o?ered by modern languages: modules, pa- ages, classes, and components, the newest and still controversial trend. “The recent notion of component is still very vaguely de?ned, so vaguely, in fact, that it almost seems advisable to ignore it.” (Wirth in his article “Records, Modules, Objects, Classes, Components” in honor of Hoare’s retirement in 1999). Clar- cation is needed.

Keywords

Component Systems Language Support Modula Modular Languages Modular Program Construction Modular Systems Oberon Pascal Procedural Programming Languages Programming Languages compiler distributed computing programming programming language

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Weck
    • 1
  • Jürg Gutknecht
    • 2
  1. 1.Independent Software ArchitectZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.ETH Zürich 

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-67958-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-44519-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349