[rust-dev] Why focus on single-consumer message passing?

György Andrasek jurily at gmail.com
Sat Jan 25 11:39:31 PST 2014

On 01/24/2014 04:32 PM, Daniel Micay wrote:
> Supporting selection over multiple queues would involve using kqueue
> on FreeBSD/OSX and eventfd/epoll on Linux instead of a condition
> variable for the not empty condition. For Windows, the regular
> condition variables will work fine. This does have a cost, and may not
> make sense with the same type.

Switching to epoll and friends would allow select over ports and file 
descriptors and timers with the same call, which Rust desperately needs.

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