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Re: [GSoC] Development of Cuirass.

From: Mathieu Lirzin
Subject: Re: [GSoC] Development of Cuirass.
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 23:47:30 +0100
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Andy Wingo <address@hidden> writes:

> On Sun 12 Mar 2017 15:49, Mathieu Lirzin <address@hidden> writes:
>> Here is my proposal for the Google Summer of Code 2017.
> Looks great to me.  FWIW I think you may want to use Fibers in Cuirass.
> Sometimes a web API request might need to "fork" off a number of tasks,
> and Fibers lets you do that pretty easily, and provides nice
> communications mechanisms for inter-fiber communication like channels
> and condition variables.  It also prevents one long API request from
> starving other API users.  Also its abstractions are thread-safe, and it
> enables parallel speedups by using all available cores.
> Right now Fibers doesn't have explicit support for subprocess events
> like child-died, etc, though it can do concurrent access to multiple
> pipes at once.  So there's some work to do here.
> A reference:
> Specifically see the "web server" notes in the Examples section.  Fibers
> is in Guix as "guile-fibers".

Looks interesting.

The web server that uses the standard interface seems not that
difficult to integrate.

I will add that to the road-map.


Mathieu Lirzin
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