Object fault handling for persistent programming languages

Antony L. Hosking, J. Eliot B. Moss
1993 Proceedings of the eighth annual conference on Object-oriented programming systems, languages, and applications - OOPSLA '93  
A key mechanism of a persistent programming language is its ability to detect and handle references to non-resident objects. Ideally, this mechanism should be hidden from the programmer, allowing the transparent manipulation of all data regardless of its potential lifetime. We term such a mechanism object faulting, in a deliberate analogy with page faulting in virtual memory systems. This paper presents a number of mechanisms for detecting and handling references to persistent objects, and
more » ... ates their relative performance within an implementation of Persistent Smalltalk.
doi:10.1145/165854.165907 dblp:conf/oopsla/HoskingM93 fatcat:ufhnd5f2erehtcmxdy6b7frpl4