From: M.C.Little@newcastle.ac.uk (Mark Little) Subject: C++SIM Release 1.0 Announcement Organization: Computing Laboratory, U of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK NE17RU Keywords: C++, SIMULA, simulation, object-oriented Date: Mon, 14 Jun 1993 15:02:33 GMT
C++SIM 1.0 Release Announcement.
This is to announce the release of version 1.0 of C++SIM, a simulation package written in C++. C++SIM provides discrete process based simulation similar to that provided by the simulation class and libraries of SIMULA. The linked list manipulation facilities provided by SIMSET are also included in the package.
Inheritance was used throughout the design to an even greater extent than is already provided by SIMULA. This has allowed us to add new functionality without affecting the overall system structure, and hence provides for a more flexible and expandable simulation package.
A paper is included which describes the design and implementation of C++SIM and includes a worked example of how to use the package. The paper describes the class hierarchy which we have created, and indicates how it can be used to further refine the simulation package.
The simulation package requires the use of a threads package and currently only works with Sun's lightweight process library or the Gnu thread package (which *is* included in the distribution). The package has been used on Sun workstations, and, with the exception of the thread library requirement, contains no system specific code which should make porting to other systems relatively easy. The code has been compiled with Cfront 2.1 and Cfront 3.0.1 and g++ 2.3.3
If you find any bugs or make modifications (e.g., ports to other thread packages) or port it to other systems, then please let me know so I can keep the sources up-to-date for other users.
The package is available via anonymous ftp from arjuna.ncl.ac.uk
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