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RE: Erlang challenge
At 12:35 PM -0400 6/7/03, Anton van Straaten wrote:
>Steve Dekorte wrote:
>> In one of the LL conference videos, the author of Erlang proposes a
>> concurrency challenge - something along the lines of "see how many
>> threads you language can deal with before it has problems". Has anyone
>> compiled a list of results for this test using various languages? What
> > was the bar set by Erlang?
>Feeley touches on this when discussing Gambit's continuation-based threading
>implementation, in this message:
>http://srfi.schemers.org/srfi-18/mail-archive/msg00024.html . He says
>"Call/cc gives unequaled power and flexibility for compiling the control
>constructs of other languages into Scheme, which I think is one of Scheme's
>most important applications (I have already used Scheme to compile Erlang,
>and am now using it to compile Java, and I know other users of Gambit have
>done similar compilers)."
I'm up to my neck in alligators and too busy to check
for myself, but my curiosity is unbearable: can these
first-class continuations take advantage of multiple
processors? Via SMP? Over a network?