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Re: Delimited continuations to the rescue of futures

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Delimited continuations to the rescue of futures
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2012 00:28:54 +0100
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address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) skribis:

> Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> skribis:
>> I guess the one remaining concern I have is that if there are any
>> long-running futures in the process, then any 'touch' could take a very
>> long time to complete, even if the future it is waiting for is a very
>> short job.
>> For example, (par-map - '(1 2 3)) could take several minutes to complete
>> if (par-map process-image list-of-images) is being done in another
>> thread.
> Right.  That’s actually easy to fix, but the advantage of the current
> solution is that it uses less code.  Anyway, you’re probably right, so
> I’ll do that.

I didn’t do that (as discussed in this thread), and ended up merging
wip-nested-futures as is.


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