A Primer for the Act-1 Language

Unknown author (1982-04-01)

This paper describes the current design for the Act-1 computer programming language and describes the Actor computational model, which the language was designed to support. It provides a perspective from which to view the language, with respect to existing computer language systems and to the computer system and environment under development for support of the language. The language is informally introduced in a tutorial fashion and demonstrated through examples. A programming strategy for the language is described, further illustrating its use.