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Re: [Xen-devel] Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 01/13] Handle terminating signal

From: Keir Fraser
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 01/13] Handle terminating signals.
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 10:16:48 +0100
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On 27/8/08 10:10, "Avi Kivity" <address@hidden> wrote:

>> Message passing, using the right language tools (in C that unfortunately
>> means writing your own or going back to 60s textbooks)
> Oh, if we're talking languages, then I'm all for pure functional
> languages.  If you are side effects free, you can let the runtime do all
> the threading for you automatically.

Practical efficient implementation of this is still an open research
problem, I believe. At least as far as auto-parallelisation is concerned.
It's one of those pure-functional-language myths.

 -- Keir

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