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A CSP library "for dummies"?
Is there a CSP-type threads library that is compilable using only a C
compiler on Windows/MacOSX/Linux?
I'm trying to wean some folks at work off pthreads and suggested
libc++csp, but it's C++ roots rule it out. I guess it could probably be
ported, but that's not going to make it more appealing. I know of RB's
libcsp, but have been slightly put off just because it seems very old
now and wonder how "supported" it is.
Finally, in a mail to a developer here I wrote:
/"RIC: Finally, it is interesting to note that cooperative scheduling is
*very* much more efficient than preemptive scheduling; the trick is to
write the scheduling points into the code using the compiler, making it
less likely that one thread starves others."/
/"AJCD: //Also, cooperative scheduling ultimately relies on state
machines, which are hard to debug and maintain, and tend to rely more on
heap allocation than stack allocation."/
Now, I don't think AJCD's point about state machines is quite valid in
this context as I think he's thinking about big switch statements of
bits of code and a loop, but he's an intelligent guy: any thoughts on a
Going back to my comment, are there any C compilers that have/can be
"instrumented" to do the "inject-scheduling point" thing, with suitable
library support. All I can think of is Handel-C, which is not appropriate.
Thanks, and Merry Christmas to you all!