PLI 2002 -- report from someone who was there?
Scott Lystig Fritchie
Wed Oct 23 23:57:44 CEST 2002
>>>>> "uw" == Ulf Wiger <etxuwig@REDACTED> writes:
uw> - Scott Fritchie talked about the Erlang Driver Writer's
uw> Toolkit. This is really good stuff. Kenneth Lundin may have to
uw> stop telling people that it's unsafe to use linked-in drivers...
Depends on your definition of "unsafe". If you can't afford to have a
single memory access or divide-by-zero bug take down the Erlang VM,
then linked-in drivers aren't safe enough. However, an EDTK-generated
driver can be used both as linked-in *and* pipe drivers. :-)
I'm working on some serious documentation upgrades right now,
including a tutorial. At the moment, most documentation is in the
example drivers & regression tests. ("Read the Source, Luke!")
Oh, yeah, and the Erlang workshop paper.
The distro comes with drivers for:
Berkeley DB 4.0.14, libnet, libpcap, and Spread
I'm thinking a combination of Berkeley DB + Spread multi-cast
messaging could create some nifty applications ... but I'm too busy
using the GD library (PNG and JPEG image creation) as the basis for my
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