Meaning of C* in English

C*

< language , parallel > An object-oriented , data-parallel superset of ANSI C with synchronous semantics , for the Connection Machine , designed by Thinking Machines , 1987. C* adds a "domain" data type and a selection statement for parallel execution in domains.

An unimplemented language called " Parallel C " [which one?] influenced the design of C* . Dataparallel-C was based on C* .

Current version: 6.x, as of 1993-07-27.

["C*: An Extended C Language for Data Parallel Programming", J.R. Rose et al, Proc Second Intl Conf on Supercomputing, L.P. Kartashev et al eds, May 1987, pp 2-16].

["C* Programming Manual", Thinking Machines Corp, 1986].

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(2000-11-14)

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