communicating sequential processes

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Communicating Sequential Processes definition

language, parallel
(CSP) A notation for concurrency based on synchronous message passing and selective communications designed by Anthony Hoare in 1978. It features cobegin and coend and was a precursor to occam.
See also Contextually Communicating Sequential Processes.
["Communicating Sequential Processes", A.R. Hoare, P-H 1985].
(1994-11-01)
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