This group of readings examines the question of just how useful these
various programming paradigms are, and how willing people are to use
them for real-world applications.
- Examines the differences in what computer
scientists provide in parallel languages, and what scientific researchers
want in them [PB90].
- Discusses the limitations of automatic vectorizers
and parallelizers, and the complications of program annotations for a
variety of commercial Fortran dialects [KB88].
- A comparison of Linda, parallel
object-oriented languages, functional programming, and concurrent logic
programming. Guess who wins! This article generated a great deal of debate
in letters to the editor and on Usenet [CG89b].
Guy.Blelloch@cs.cmu.edu, July 1994