[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: DSTM 0.1.1

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Wed Aug 4 17:16:19 EDT 2010

Frank Kupke wrote:
> Andrew,
> Thanks for pointing your finger at it
> Am 04.08.2010 um 17:48 schrieb Andrew Coppin:
>> In that case, is there a way to determine whether or not the rest of the transaction completed? Because it looks like you can the same exception either way, regardless of whether a commit happened or not.
> Ah, now I see. Excellent point. I was always focussing the commit case which is well designed, I am certain.

OK, so there's design work to do here. (Or at least, things to think 
about.) But that's OK. It's new and exciting. :-)


>> What impact (if any) does threaded vs non-threaded RTS have?
> I have done a few tests with threads and could not find a significant difference. But I really did not look deep and thorough enough into it to give a qualified answer.

I have a vague recollection of there being a situation to do with 
calling foreign code that makes all Haskell threads block in the 
non-threaded RTS, but not in the threaded one. Depending on how big your 
send and receive buffers are and how long everything is blocked for, it 
might not matter. I just thought I'd ask about it...

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