[plt-dev] Re: renaming programs in the distribution

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Wed Apr 21 10:53:42 EDT 2010

You never know. I think we have undersold our "os" parts and we could  
do better with more research.

On Apr 21, 2010, at 10:48 AM, Robby Findler wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 9:46 AM, Matthias Felleisen
> <matthias at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
>> On Apr 21, 2010, at 10:37 AM, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt wrote:
>>> It seems like what you want is for multiple Racket programs to be  
>>> able
>>> to share the same VM process, thus sharing memory.  I think this  
>>> would
>>> be useful in some cases, and I think people have investigated it in
>>> the context of Java.  But it also has some drawbacks.  For  
>>> example, a
>>> crash in one program brings down everything.  And SirMail and  
>>> DrRacket
>>> can't run on separate cores.  And both programs pause at the same  
>>> time
>>> for GC.
>> Our whole claim is that mred eh mrracket is an OS. We should
>> push it hard so that one error doesn't take down the whole thing.
>> And I think we can.
>> (I could even imagine a fake shell :-)
> FWIW, the thing I had was called "mzos". But I think a better course
> is to try to attempt some kind of integration / reuse for the parts
> where we don't see a direct research interest (but maybe you see one
> here?)
> Robby

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