Module system strawpersons

Kam Kasravi kamkasravi at
Mon Jan 18 18:14:19 PST 2010

I guess Brendan is saying that if a continuation was natively built ar the '.' then the risk is that not acquiring the resource would result in a zombie. But if the runtime could build a continuation at the '.' then it could come back to it when the resource was acquired. Brendan is that layman's description or did I get it wrong?


On Jan 18, 2010, at 5:52 PM, ihab.awad at wrote:

On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 5:43 PM, Oliver Hunt <oliver at> wrote:
It's also horrific in the context of a browser as it's effectively an arbitrary
length call blocked on IO.

That's a good description of what I was proposing. Yes it would block
the event loop. Perhaps it could be useful if (say) the module were
available in a local disk cache but not loaded into memory: the cost
of I/O to a disk cache may be reasonable, but not the cost of a
completely new fetch from the network.


Ihab A.B. Awad, Palo Alto, CA
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