The Actors Model and Haskell

September 8, 2007

Recently I have been playing around with Scala, and in particular, the Actors library. This encouraged me read the paper ‘Actors: A Model Of Concurrent Computation In Distributed Systems’ written by Gul A Agha. This paper enabled to me to start thinking of Actors in more general terms, rather than as a Scala library. To refine this knowledge I decided to experiment by implementing basic Actor functionality in Haskell.

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