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SIGNAL: A data flow oriented language for real time signal processing. (English) Zbl 0601.68028
Computational and combinatorial methods in systems theory, Sel. Pap. 7th Int. Symp. Math. Theory Networks Syst., Stockholm 1985, 419-433 (1986).
[For the entire collection see Zbl 0592.00035.]
We present the language SIGNAL, which is a data-flow oriented real time, synchronous, side effect-free language suited to the expressions and recovery of the parallelism in signal or image processing algorithms. The language is intended to be at the same time an executable simulation language, and a specification of a virtual machine implementing the algorithm. The language is semantically sound, and is suitable to perform program transforms, a major requirement when the ultimate goal is an aid to the architecture design.

MSC:
68N25 Theory of operating systems