Concurrent beam?

Bjorn Gustavsson <>
Fri Mar 7 10:36:02 CET 2003


Luke Gorrie <> writes:

> So what I wondered was, in Erlang style, might it be easier to write a
> concurrent emulator rather than a parallel one, with one thread per
> logically concurrent activity?
> 
> For example, one thread executes erlang processes, one garbage
> collects, one does I/O, etc?

It is already possible to use threads for file I/O.

We have discussed introducing threads for garbage collection.
We think that would be doable.

/Bjorn

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