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Re: [Axiom-developer] Sockets and threads

From: Gabriel Dos Reis
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Sockets and threads
Date: 12 Apr 2007 09:40:56 -0500

address@hidden writes:

| Quoting Waldek Hebisch <address@hidden>:
| > Gabriel Dos Reis wrote:
| >> C Y <address@hidden> writes:
| >> | One question - as I understand it, AXIOMsys works on Windows but the
| >> | parent program axiom does not.  Would a HyperDoc for Windows also
| >> | require a new communications mechanism?  Doing this straight from lisp
| >> | (ala hunchentoot or something similar) would be my preference, but
| >> | again it's probably not simple.
| >>
| >> I see no fundamental reason why both process should not be threads in
| >> the same problem and therefore bypass the socket stuff.  From my
| >> perspective, that is just another over-engineering aspect of Axiom.
| >> Notice that if you use sockets, the the anti-virus firewall will
| >> consider Axiom as a program that wants access to network and it might
| >> be blocked; then the anti-virus will ask you whether you want to grant
| >> access or not.  That is silly.
| >>
| >
| > There is a good reason to run other processes in separate address
| > space: Lisp garbage collector.
| Yes, if the collector is designed to be uncoperative -- yes.
| But "garbage collector" in itself is not a reason.
| If you take the flash media player for example, it has
| a garbage collector, but is does run in environment that do use

s/do/does not/

Sorry for the confusion.

-- Gaby

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