[gambit-list] Multithreading

Marc Feeley feeley at iro.umontreal.ca
Thu Jan 3 15:06:03 EST 2013


I am working on multithreading support and hope to have it working by the end of the summer.  A summer student will be helping out on this project.

Marc

On 2012-12-21, at 6:39 AM, Álvaro Castro-Castilla <alvaro.castro.castilla at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi!
> 
> Ok, I know this has been asked before.
> 
> What are the perspectives of Gambit supporting native threading?
> 
> I remember that Marc made some tests to see how much the code performance would be affected due to global variables access indirection. However, native threading, at least basic facilities, are a must for programming languagues nowadays. Termite, IPC or network can't be really used for things like games.
> 
> I think this is a hard problem, of course, and if I would be of any help I'd like to, although I don't have much experience implementing compilers myself.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Álvaro
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