Extensions to Standard ML to Support
Authors: Jeannette M. Wing, Manuel Faehndrich, J.
Gregory Morrisett, and Scott Nettles
Appears in Proceedings of the ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on ML and its
Applications, June 20-21, 1992. Also CMU-CS-92-132, April 1992.
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A transaction is a control abstraction that lets programmers
treat a sequence of operations as an atomic ("all-or-nothing") unit.
This paper describes our progress on on-going work to extend SML
with transactions. What is novel about our work on transactions
is support for multi-threaded concurrent transactions.
We use SML's modules facility to reflect explicitly
orthogonal concepts heretofore inseparable in other transaction-based