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Date: 2008-05-09 (11:58)
From: Gabriel Kerneis <kerneis@e...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: Why OCaml rocks
On Fri, May 09, 2008 at 01:12:06PM +0200, Gerd Stolpmann wrote:
> Of course, we did not use multithreading very much. We are relying on
> multi-processing (both "fork"ed style and separately started programs),
> and multiplexing (i.e. application-driven micro-threading). I especially
> like the latter: Doing multiplexing in O'Caml is fun, and a substitute
> for most applications of multithreading. For example, you want to query
> multiple remote servers in parallel: Very easy with multiplexing,
> whereas the multithreaded counterpart would quickly run into scalability
> problems (threads are heavy-weight, and need a lot of resources).

Do you have any pointer on multiplexing (or some piece of code you could
show)? This seems interesting but I can't figure out what it looks like.