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Re: [Chicken-users] Cyclone

From: Justin Ethier
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Cyclone
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2016 23:16:47 -0400

For what it's worth, here is an overview of how Cyclone's GC works. Using a different type of heap collector seemed to be a good way to allow the runtime to support native threads:

Full disclosure - it is a lot more complicated than a Cheney collector. Cyclone's GC has been stable for awhile now and there are threading examples, but no one has built a large, long-running multithreaded application with it yet. There is probably still some experimentation to be done and tweaks to be made.



On Fri, Aug 5, 2016 at 9:47 PM, Josh Barrett <address@hidden> wrote:

It's another scheme, with Cheney-on-the-mta, and native threads. 

While not directly portable, we may want to see if we can implement a similar native thread strategy for Chicken. 

Implementing threading on Chicken will obviously be hard (or we would have done it already), it may help to see how another, comparatively similar scheme does it

Either way, it's worth studying.

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