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Re: [Chicken-users] Async IO (was Re: libcurl?)

From: Peter Keller
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Async IO (was Re: libcurl?)
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2005 15:46:27 -0500
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On Tue, Oct 04, 2005 at 03:46:41PM -0400, Graham Fawcett wrote:
> I don't think there's any
> silver bullet here. Nonetheless, a complex single-process/non-blocking
> app is arguably easier to debug than a complex multi-threaded app,
> since at least you can guarantee that it's only doing one thing at any
> given time. :-)

I was thinking about message passing and chicken (to bring this back near 
topic), and suddenly wondered about something.

What if the messages that a message passing system used were themselves
continuations? Chicken already compiles to continuation passing style,
so what would it mean to package up the continuation and move it to another
machine for execution? How much state would have to go with it?

I've been out of the loop a little bit for the internals of Chicken, it
might do this already for the threading aspect of it.


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