# Argus (programming language)

Argus is a programming language created at MIT by Barbara Liskov between 1982 and 1988, in collaboration with Maurice Herlihy, Paul Johnson, Robert Scheifler, and William Weihl.[1] It is an extension of the CLU language, and utilizes most of the same syntax and semantics.[1] Argus was designed to support the creation of distributed programs, by encapsulating related procedures within objects called guardians, and by supporting atomic operations called actions.[1][2]

## References

1. Liskov, Barbara (1988). "Distributed Programming in Argus". Communications of the ACM 31 (3): 300–312. doi:10.1145/42392.42399.
2. Walker, E. F.. "Orphan Detection in the Argus System". Mit/LCS/Tr-326. Retrieved 2011-03-09.