Language-based approach to protocol implementation

Mark B. Abbott, Larry L. Peterson

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11 Scopus citations


Morpheus is special-purpose programming language that facilitates the efficient implementation of communication protocols. Protocols are divided into three categories, called shapes, so that they can inherit code and data structures based on their category: the programmer implements a particular protocol by refining the inherited structure. Morpheus optimization techniques reduce per-layer overhead on time-critical operations to a few assembler instructions even though the protocol stack is not determined until runtime. This supports divide-and-conquer simplification of the programming task by minimizing the penalty for decomposing complex protocols into combination of simpler protocols.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings Communications Architectures & Protocols
PublisherPubl by ACM
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)0897915259
StatePublished - 1992
EventConference Proceedings Communications Architectures & Protocols - SIGCOMM '92 - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: Aug 17 1992Aug 20 1992

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings Communications Architectures & Protocols


OtherConference Proceedings Communications Architectures & Protocols - SIGCOMM '92
CityBaltimore, MD, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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