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Modula-2




<language> A high-level programming language designed by Niklaus Wirth at ETH in 1978.

It is a derivative of Pascal with well-defined interfaces between modules, and facilities for parallel computation.

Modula-2 was developed as the system language for the Lilith workstation.

The central concept is the module which may be used to encapsulate a set of related subprograms and data structures, and restrict their visibility from other portions of the program.

Each module has a definition part giving the interface, and an implementation part.

The language provides limited single-processor concurrency (monitors, coroutines and explicit transfer of control) and hardware access (absolute addresses and interrupts). It uses name equivalence.

DEC FTP archive (ftp://gatekeeper.dec.com/.1/DEC/Modula-2/m2.tar.Z).

["Programming in Modula-2", N. Wirth, Springer 1985].



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