(After the human computers in Frank Herbert’s SF classic, “Dune”) An object-oriented distributed language developed at the University of Virginia some time before Dec 1987. Mentat is an extension of C++ and is portable to a variety of MIMD architectures.
By 1994 Mentat was available for Sun-3, Sun-4, iPSC/2 with plans for Mach, iPSC860, RS/6000 and Iris. The language is now (May 1998) supported in a new project, Legion.
[“Mentat: An Object-Oriented Macro Data Flow System”, A. Grimshaw et al, SIGPLAN Notices 22(12):35-47, Dec 1987, OOPSLA ’87].
[men-tey-shuh n] /mɛnˈteɪ ʃən/ noun 1. mental activity. /mɛnˈteɪʃən/ noun 1. the process or result of mental activity n. “mental function,” 1850, from Latin ment- “mind” (see mental) + -ation.
[men-teez] /ˈmɛn tiz/ noun 1. (in the Odyssey) a captain of the Taphians. Athena assumed his form when she urged Telemachus to search for Odysseus.
[men-tee] /mɛnˈti/ noun 1. a person who is guided by a .
[men-they-shuh s] /mɛnˈθeɪ ʃəs/ adjective 1. belonging to the Menthaceae, a former name for the plant family Labiatae. /mɛnˈθeɪʃɪəs/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or belonging to the labiate plant genus Mentha (mints, etc) the members of which have scented leaves