Report Number: CS-TR-82-951
Institution: Stanford University, Department of Computer Science
Title: Five paradigm shifts in programming language design and their realization in Viron, a dataflow programming environment
Author: Pratt, Vaughan
Date: December 1982
Abstract: We describe five paradigm shifts in programming language design, some old and some relatively new, namely Effect to Entity, Serial to Parallel, Partition Types to Predicate Types, Computable to Definable, and Syntactic Consistency to Semantic Consistency. We argue for the adoption of each. We exhibit a programming language, Viron, lhat capitalizes on these shifts.