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Date: 2002-04-19 (16:09)
From: John Max Skaller <skaller@o...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Using threads in compiled code
If you're using threads with sockets, you might want to do what I did:
I took the library routine that launches a process on a connect
[establish_server .. seems to be defunct now ..]
and replaced enough code to make it launch a thread instead.
I used the John Reppy style channels from the Threads library Event
module for communication.

My application was designed
to provide an simulation of a telephone system.

Getting the logic and timing right was very tricky --
coding it in Ocaml was very easy, those Reppy channel things
are magic. The hardest part was managing termination ..

[I'd never written a serious multithreaded app before ..
Stevens + Ocaml makes a fine team :-]

BTW: if you're looking at mobile agents .. JoCaml
is worth examining... in fact, its worth examining
even if you're not :-)

John Max Skaller,
snail:10/1 Toxteth Rd, Glebe, NSW 2037, Australia.

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