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Title: BIDDLE: A BIdirectional Data Driven Lisp Engine
Authors: Wong, W.F. 
Yuen, C.K. 
Issue Date: 1989
Citation: Wong, W.F.,Yuen, C.K. (1989). BIDDLE: A BIdirectional Data Driven Lisp Engine : 207-214. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The authors propose BIDDLE, a direct execution architecture for Lisp based on both data- and demand-driven principles. A priority queuing mechanism is used to control the parallelism and the workload of the processing elements. Also introduced is a novel mechanism whereby the sequential semantics of Lisp can be enforced in such a way as not to reduce the parallelism too drastically. BIDDLE is, therefore, aimed at achieving a balance between eager and lazy evaluation, sequential semantics, and parallelism. At present, BIDDLE exists only on paper and is a long way from hardware implementation.
ISBN: 0818619848
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