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Linda is a programming language and coordination model for parallel computing. It was created by David Gelernter and Nicholas Carriero in the early 1980s at Yale University. Linda is based on the concept of tuple space, a shared repository for data items that can be accessed concurrently by different processes or threads without locking mechanisms. The key idea behind Linda's approach to distributed systems is that operations are initiated when data matching certain criteria become available in the tuple space. The language has influenced other parallel processing models and languages like JavaSpaces in Java.

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