Comments on Sept Meeting Notes

Mark S. Miller erights at
Fri Sep 27 08:54:42 PDT 2013

So a more polite answer is: communicating registered symbols between
machines, with the same semantics as communicating them over a bit channel
within the same address space. I can't use structured clone between

On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 8:53 AM, Mark S. Miller <erights at> wrote:

> The structured cloning algorithm is the last thing I want to use to
> communicate between workers. I advise avoiding it like the plague, instead
> serializing to JSON, sending the string, and unserializing on the other
> side. This also keeps the semantics of inter-worker communication aligned
> with the semantics of distributed inter-machine messaging.
> On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 8:34 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk at>wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 11:28 AM, Allen Wirfs-Brock
>> <allen at> wrote:
>> > The use case was actually suggested in a response to dherman earlier in
>> this thread when he mentioned sharing symbols between workers.
>> We don't need to expose that to user-script though. That would be part
>> of the structured cloning algorithm.
>> --
> --
>     Cheers,
>     --MarkM

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