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[Caml-list] Python's yield, Lisp's call-cc or C's setjmp/longjmp in OCaml
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Date: 2003-12-18 (06:46)
From: David Brown <caml-list@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Python's yield, Lisp's call-cc or C's setjmp/longjmp in OCaml
On Thu, Dec 18, 2003 at 01:05:20AM -0600, Brian Hurt wrote:

> > Doing it using a closure is more difficult, since we need to reproduce the
> > stack using a data structure. That goes of course for all recursive data
> > structures.
> > 
> Stupid question: would it be possible/usefull to have the yielding 
> function run as a seperate thread of execution, in a produce/consumer sort 
> of way?

Yes.  But if the computation per context switch is low a large portion
of the CPU will be spent doing the context switches.


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