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- Subject: Re: Idea for an event loop library
- From: Fabien <fleutot+lua@...>
- Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 17:01:20 +0200
On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 2:26 PM, steve donovan <email@example.com> wrote:
Even then, it's probably easier to let a separate process do the heavy work
I suspect there's something very interesting to do by mixing a preemptive-separate-memory scheduler with a collaborative-shared-memory one, e.g. luaproc+luasched. It's well established that you shouldn't mix shared memory and preemption, but having both options integrated seamlessly enough would let you pick your poison on a case-by-case basis, within a single application.
Here you'd put your heavy computations in a separate luaproc process, and just wait for the result.