S-Net is a declarative coordination language for describing streaming networks of asynchronous application components. Components are combined into larger streaming networks using an expression language. It features five network combinators as operators: serial composition, parallel composition, serial replication, parallel replication and feedback. With the exception of serial composition, the combinators come in two flavours each: the deterministic versions preserve the order of data on streams, whereas non-deterministic variants trade this property for improved throughput. Two additional primitive components serve housekeeping and synchronisation purposes. Streams are associated with record types: collections of data where each item is uniquely identified by its name. Structural subtyping on records directs the flow of data through the streaming network.
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