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From: Gerd Stolpmann <info@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: thousands of CPU cores

Am Donnerstag, den 10.07.2008, 20:07 +0000 schrieb Sylvain Le Gall:
> On 10-07-2008, Gerd Stolpmann <info@gerd-stolpmann.de> wrote:
> > In Ocaml you can exploit multi-core currently only by using
> > multi-processing parallel programs that communicate over message passing
> > (and only on Unix). Actually, it's an excellent language for this style.
> 
> Why only on Unix ?

No fork() on Windows. And emulating its effects is hard.

I would subsume Cygwin under "pseudo-Unix", and its fork emulation is so
slow that it would be a problem for speedy programs.

Gerd
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