Argus (programming language)

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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]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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. 

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