[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: DSTM 0.1.1

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Wed Aug 4 04:53:45 EDT 2010

Frank Kupke wrote:
> For usage please look into the documentation file: DSTMManual.pdf.

1. Any danger of puting this somewhere I can read it without having to 
download and manually unpack the Hackage tarball?

2. Since DSTM depends on the Unix package, I presume this won't work on 
Windows. (?) OOC, what does it use Unix for?

3. It is unclear to me what happens in the event of a communications 
failure. The documentation says an exception is thrown, but does the 
running transaction rollback or just retry or...? (The documentation 
seems to suggest that it might actually *commit* in spite of a 
communications failure, which sounds wrong.) Also, when is failure 
detected? Is it only when a transaction tries to access the variable?

4. What network transport does this thing use? TCP? UDP? What port numbers?

5. How does it work? Does it spawn a Haskell thread for each machine 
connection or something?

6. The past tense of "join" is "joined", not "joint". ;-)

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