Vlad Dumitrescu (EAW)
Tue Feb 11 14:11:56 CET 2003
> Ok if we add a feature X to the language we should also remove
My 2 pence... I think the Driver Toolkit might be able to deliver a painless addition of features to the language, by easily interfacing with existing libraries. Not everything should be built into the runtime.
> That means I'd like to see additions for things like process
> migration and safe agent programming etc.
An image that popped up in my mind was that we could send a "freeze" command to a process and then be able to retrieve the process heap. It could then be moved to another VM, and the process could be thawed... it wouldn't notice a thing :-) Maybe some of this can be included in the gen_ behaviours, but for the heap retrieval/restoration the runtime will have to cooperate.
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