[Haskell-cafe] Re: How many "Haskell Engineer I/II/III"s are
jason.dusek at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 13:18:51 EST 2010
2010/02/12 stefan kersten <sk at k-hornz.de>:
> On 12.02.10 16:29, Simon Marlow wrote:
> > I'm aware that some people need a GC with shorter pause
> > times. We'll probably put that on the roadmap at some point.
> for some applications (like realtime audio processing) it
> would be interesting to even have short pause times with a
> guaranteed upper bound, but i realize this is a very
> specialized need that could be better served by making the GC
> implementation swappable (which otoh doesn't seem to be
I think this is not a unique need. When you consider things
like scalable network services with strong SLAs, largish
embedded systems (iPhone, planes, &c.) and other environments
where verification is a big win, it's generally also important
to control latency and memory use.
To be honest, though, I am of two minds about this. Why
shouldn't we enforce our timing/memory requirements by writing
EDSLs and compiling them? The approach Atom takes is maybe the
most flexible option (there be parens, though).
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