[Haskell-cafe] Google Summer of Code - Lock-free data structures

Ben Gamari bgamari.foss at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 21:05:15 CEST 2012

Ben <midfield at gmail.com> writes:

> perhaps it is too late to suggest things for GSOC --
> but stephen tetley on a different thread pointed at aaron turon's
> work, which there's a very interesting new concurrency framework he
> calls "reagents" which seems to give the best of all worlds : it is
> declarative and compositional like STM, but gives performance akin to
> hand-coded lock-free data structures.  he seems to have straddled the
> duality of isolation vs message-passing nicely, and can subsume things
> like actors and the join calculus.
> http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/turon/reagents.pdf
> he has a BSD licensed library in scala at
> https://github.com/aturon/ChemistrySet
> if someone doesn't want to pick this up for GSOC i might have a hand
> at implementing it myself.
Keep use in the loop if you do. I have a very nice application that has
been needing a nicer approach to concurrency than IORefs but
really can't afford STM.


- Ben

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