[Haskell-cafe] Bringing Erlang to Haskell

Bulat Ziganshin bulatz at HotPOP.com
Tue Dec 13 05:05:42 EST 2005

Hello Tomasz,

Tuesday, December 13, 2005, 12:49:04 PM, you wrote:

TZ> On Mon, Dec 12, 2005 at 04:00:46PM +0000, Joel Reymont wrote:
>> One particular thing that bugs me is that I cannot really use TChan  
>> for thread mailboxes. I don't think I experienced this problem with  
>> Erlang but using a TChan with a logger thread quickly overwhelms the  
>> logger and fills the TChan and a lot (hundreds? thousands) of other  
>> threads are logging to it. 

TZ> I wonder what Erlang does to solve this problem? Perhaps we should track
TZ> the number of unprocessed messages in TChans and the bigger it is
TZ> the more favor consumers over producers.

even best - always prefer consumer to producer :)  may be have two
lists - one of threads waiting to consume, and one of threads waiting to

Best regards,
 Bulat                            mailto:bulatz at HotPOP.com

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