[plt-scheme] “Multi-threaded” Scheme…

From: Kevin A. Smith (kevin at hypotheticalabs.com)
Date: Wed Jun 13 15:07:27 EDT 2007

Grant Rettke wrote:
> Seemingly thanks to Erlang there is a lot of hype about programming
> languages that make multi-threaded programming "easy". Not to let ACM
> off the hook either for their frequent FUD blasts regarding the
> imminent failure of the IT world if it can't make multi-threaded
> programming easy. Whatever the case, it seems like there are a number
> of interesting topics and opportunities regarding this topic.
> Thinking about Scheme, and how to write multi-threaded code, is there
> a simple approach, for example, that one could take by writing a
> program that forked off different units of work to new Scheme machines
> and waited for all of their results?
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While not implemented in PLT Scheme, there is Termite (http://toute.ca) 
implemented on top of Gambit Scheme. Termite adopts many features from 
Erlang so it might be interesting to examine.


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