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HPJava was designed for parallel programming, but not every HPJava program has to be a parallel program. The language also has a useful sequential subset. This consists of all of standard Java plus some additional syntax for a special kind of array, called a multiarray. Because writing sequential programs that use multiarrays is likely to be a lot easier than writing parallel HPJava programs, and because it is even possible that some users might want to use HPJava for its multiarray syntax alone (without bothering with the parallel featuers) we will describe these features in this introductory chapter.


Bryan Carpenter 2003-04-15