dherman at mozilla.com
Mon Jul 23 15:18:25 PDT 2012
I don't know if anyone's assigned to it currently.
On Jul 23, 2012, at 9:23 AM, Donovan Preston wrote:
> Is this likely to get into firefox any time soon? I would be so, so happy.
> On 7/21/12 3:18 PM, David Herman wrote:
>> Oh, actually, I wonder if the "transfer" semantics of ArrayBuffers wouldn't give us the ability to emulate the exchange heap more accurately:
>> Long story short: you can dynamically emulate unique ownership of binary data and transfer it between workers without copies. The sender's reference to the data becomes "neutered" so that it's unable to view the data after the send. Of course, Rust would guarantee it never even tried.
>> On Jul 19, 2012, at 6:32 AM, Niko Matsakis wrote:
>>> On 7/18/12 9:48 PM, David Herman wrote:
>>>> That would result in a very different performance model, since Rust expects to be able to create several metric craptons  of concurrent tasks, whereas the number of workers you can create is much smaller. But who knows, it might still be interesting enough to be useful for some kinds of programs; ClojureScript is making progress as a single-threaded dialect of Clojure, after all.
>>> Not to mention that we would have to deep-copy all messages.
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