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Re: [Chicken-users] rails-like framework

From: John Cowan
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] rails-like framework
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 11:15:09 -0400
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Alex Shinn scripsit:

> In the absense of any lies^Wstatis^Wbenchmarks, I'd wager Chicken's
> thread handling is closer to Erlang than to POSIX threads.  And if you
> look at the conclusions on that Apache comparison, the author suggests
> the reason Apache doesn't scale has nothing to do with the Apache code
> itself, but rather because POSIX threads themselves do not scale.

Well, there's scaling, and then there's scaling.  Lightweight threads
are wonderful things on uniprocessor machines, but they aren't going
to be sufficient on multicore boxes, especially not the ones that
are coming with large numbers of cores.  A way is going to have to
be found to overcome that problem, or lightweight thread architectures
are going to be as dead as the dodo on the Web.

Time alone is real                      John Cowan <address@hidden>
  the rest imaginary
like a quaternion       --phma

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