PLAN is a resource-bounded functional programming language that uses a form of remote procedure call to realize active network packet programming. It is part of the SwitchWare Project.
Active networks explore the idea of allowing routing elements to be programmed by the packets passing through them. This allows for some interesting optimizations, protocols and apperantly some cool hacks.
The SafetyNet project is another active networks project using PL techniques.
Posted to functional by Ehud Lamm on 1/16/02; 6:06:51 AM