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Goldilocks and the three specifications

  • John V. Guttag
Invited Survey
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 668)

Abstract

A young girl enters Threads Forest. She becomes lost. She searches for enlightenment.

Keywords

Critical Section Atomic Action Concurrent Program Interface Specification Client Program 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • John V. Guttag
    • 1
  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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