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Re: Multithreading, again and again

From: Dave Abrahams
Subject: Re: Multithreading, again and again
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 18:05:35 -0400
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on Wed Oct 19 2011, Stefan Monnier <monnier-AT-IRO.UMontreal.CA> wrote:

>> There are packages that do this today and it works well, but IMO there's
>> insufficient standard infrastructure available to make it easy, and
>> that, in general, keeps packages from using process-level concurrency
>> effectively.
> Could point to those packages that do it?  Without seeing examples it's
> difficult to know what kind of infrastructure would be handy.

For example el-get (http://github.com/dimitri/el-get) does autoload
generation and installation of some packages (e.g. wanderlust) this way.

>> For what it's worth, experiments show that launching Emacs
>> as a scripting engine (e.g. using it in a shebang) is actually more
>> efficient than launching some more traditional scripting languages.
> That's indeed unexpected.  Can you point to some more details?

I think I need to ask John Wiegley to fill you in.  He did the
experiments.  John?

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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