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Date: 2008-01-08 (20:31)
From: Jon Harrop <jon@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Parallelism with threads
On Tuesday 08 January 2008 20:00:00 Brian Hurt wrote:
> Actually, something that might be nice to see, now that the flat page
> table has been replaced with a heap that can handle disjoint heap
> spaces, is to allow multiple different Ocaml runtimes to be running in
> seperate threads in the same process.
> The heaps wouldn't be able to see each other, but they'd be able to
> communicate via light weight (and strongly typed) message passing, and
> you wouldn't have to dink around with sockets, pipes, MPI, or simiar
> "heavy weight" solutions, so it'd be simpler, and possibly faster.  This
> is not unlike the Erlang model, in fact.

This is exactly the kind of thing I'm interested in!

Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.