[MLton] Transactions for ML
ericmcc at cs.brown.edu
Thu Apr 19 19:35:56 PDT 2007
On Apr 19, 2007, at 4:48 PM, Matthew Fluet wrote:
> While it may be difficult to adopt a C-library to support STM in
> SML, another option to consider is an SML-library to support STM in
> I'm not sure I understand the issue here. Why do TM systems need
> to use the C-style stack? And, why does that make it a non-starter
> for MLton?
That was my point. The best option seems to be to implement the
library in SML.
> At the present time, a MLton compiled program is executed under a
> single OS thread. You can use that to your advantage (e.g.,
> Ringenburg and Grossman's ICFP05 paper on AtomCaml).
Since I know someone's working on OS-level threads, I'd be loathe to
do anything that relies on a single thread. Also, I recall someone
mentioning an implementation of the Cheng-Blelloch allocator a few
months ago. Are they still doing this? If so, I'd be interested in
experimenting with a compiler-based STM implementation that ties into
this collector and the new OS-level thread system.
CS Graduate Student
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