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Faking concurrency using Unix forks and pipes
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Date: 2007-05-30 (07:37)
From: Jon Harrop <jon@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Faking concurrency using Unix forks and pipes
On Wednesday 30 May 2007 08:02:30 Oliver Bandel wrote:
> I have thought about such stuff, but ot implemented
> (because there was no real need for it).

I feel dirty when one of my cores is idling.

> Since I found OCamlP3l, I'm not shure if implementing
> such stuff would make sense, because using OCamlP3l
> might be the right way.
>   OCamlP3l: http://camlp3l.inria.fr/eng.htm

May I just ask Xavier et al. what the ETA is on ocamlp3l? Its just, I really 
want to take over the world and this is holding us up. ;-)

> P.S.: Why did you  write "Faking concurrency"?
>       If the processes are running on a multi-core/multi-processor
>       machine, using processes can achieve paralellism.

Well, yes, I mean it is the ugly sister of concurrent GC. Better than nothing 

Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.
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