[racket] Remote execution in Racket

From: Richard Cleis (rcleis at mac.com)
Date: Tue Aug 24 13:08:28 EDT 2010

Can you provide an example? (At this point, one of the profs around  
here asserts, "Code, please." :)


On Aug 24, 2010, at 1:02 AM, Frederick Ross <madhadron at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 8:07 PM, Neil Van Dyke  
> <neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:
>> For example, is there a reason that you cannot simply generate a  
>> small
>> Scheme code file to that temporary directory, expressing whatever  
>> is needed
>> for the batch run on the cluster?  If not, is the barrier the  
>> programming
>> difficulty in capturing sufficient context to express in that  
>> generated
>> Scheme file, or is the barrier one of run-time performance?
> The barrier is context.  If at a repl you define a bunch of stuff,
> then an arbitrary execution which should capture all that context
> code, and run it on another computer entirely, I couldn't think of
> another way to do it.
> After responses on this list, I'm thinking about just letting users
> send scripts for execution (i.e., Racket modules), and not trying to
> do this "clean" solution at all.
> -- 
> Frederick Ross
> Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Core Facility
> Life Sciences, EPFL
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