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On Mon, Jan 19, 2004 at 03:07:01PM +0100, Vlad Dumitrescu wrote:
> I'd like to recommend some interesting reading
> http://citeseer.nj.nec.com/fuchs95escaping.html, pleading for replacing the
> event loop with continuation passing.
another interesting read, from 1989 (cited in Fuch's paper too):
which advocates a concurrency oriented model for window systems.
here's an excerpt from its Conclusions section:
Window systems are not inherently complex. They seem complex because we
traditionally write them, and their client applications, as single processes
controlled by an asynchronous, event-driven interface. We force them into the
mold of real-time software. They can be simplified greatly by writing them as
multiple processes, each with individual, synchronous communication channels on
which to receive data and control information.
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