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Virtual Machines

Authors: Craig, Iain D.

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Virtual Machines offers a unique insight into the building of virtual machines for sequential, object-oriented and parallel languages, and uses comparisons of different VMs to provide actual, practical examples on how to build VMs.

State transitions are used as a formal technique for the specification of virtual machines throughout and - in addition – transitions and state transitions relating to the general operation are included for specification of the virtual machine for the event-based system. Two virtual machines are defined using a simple sequential language, which is then generalised to include object and parallelism. Other themes explored include the implementation of VMs and proposals for future work. Appendices contain high-level specifications of two compilers: one for the simple language that serves as the basic example throughout the book, the other for the event-based language specified in Chapter 6.

This book is an essential reference tool for academic and industrial researchers as well as postgraduates in this area.

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"The author offers a unique insight into the building of virtual machines (VMs) for sequential, object-oriented and parallel languages, and uses comparisons of different VMs to provide practical examples on how to build VMs." (Stefan Meyer, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1092 (18), 2006)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Virtual Machines
Authors
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-246-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84628-246-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-85233-969-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84996-980-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 269
Number of Illustrations and Tables
43 b/w illustrations
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