[concurrency-interest] Fast control transfer from one thread to another?

√iktor Ҡlang viktor.klang at gmail.com
Tue Aug 9 14:53:47 EDT 2011

2011/8/9 Charles Oliver Nutter <headius at headius.com>

> 2011/8/9 √iktor Ҡlang <viktor.klang at gmail.com>:
> > Scala has a CPS transformation compiler plugin. In Akka we've implemented
> > our Dataflow API using that:
> Because Ruby is dynamically-dispatched, we can't see what methods
> might be used downstream from a Fiber. We'd have to instrument or CPS
> transform every called-through method in JRuby.
> The Scala trick is cute, but only works where you can statically
> determine downstream calls and transform them.
> JVM really needs a general-purpose coroutine capability.

I'd settle for JVM-level continuations, but my personal favorite would be
isolated threads (extra sugar on top for ability to control the scheduling)

> - Charlie

Viktor Klang

Akka Tech Lead
Typesafe <http://www.typesafe.com/> - Enterprise-Grade Scala from the

Twitter: @viktorklang
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