ATCT

Serguei Mourachov
2003 Companion of the 18th annual ACM SIGPLAN conference on Object-oriented programming, systems, languages, and applications - OOPSLA '03  
The development of modern loosely coupled distributed applications requires extensive use of asynchronous processes. The ability to manipulate execution context could simplify development of such applications, helping to separate business logic from handling asynchrony. This paper describes a framework that implements Execution Context Reification for Java Virtual Machine (JVM). The framework uses built-in secondary bytecode interpreter that provides access to Execution Context as a first class
more » ... xt as a first class serializable object. Asynchronous Transfer of Control Threading (ATCT) mechanism is used to manage the execution process using wellknown thread semantics. The framework allows the process to be suspended for unlimited amount of time without locking system threads. Next, the process can be instructed to resume execution from the point where it was stopped. Described approach will allow to simplify development of asynchronous processes by enabling use of sequential programming style.
doi:10.1145/949344.949362 dblp:conf/oopsla/Mourachov03 fatcat:up7cd4rwqzepnb7athvdv2bsfa