[erlang-questions] generators/iterators

Kirill Zaborski <>
Mon Jun 18 10:42:13 CEST 2007


This interesting paper seems to be a bit old. Were there any success
in this field during the past 7 years?

Regards,
Kirill.


On 6/18/07, Thomas Lindgren <> wrote:

> --- Damien Morton <> wrote:
>
> > Im new to Erlang - so its just that - a guess. But
> > ... when I imagine
> > what the machinery for a message send is, compared
> > to what I know the
> > machinery for a function call is, at last in broad
> > strokes, if a fun
> > call isnt faster, it should be.
>
> (Granted, this is not central to your point but I like
> implementation issues.)
>
> Normally, yes, but message passing can (at least in
> principle, at least sometimes) be optimized into
> something pretty close to a function call. This area
> is still in the research stage, but here is an example
> of how to do it:
>
> Profile-guided optimization across process boundaries.
> E. Johansson, S.-O. Nyström.
> In ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Dynamic and Adaptive
> Compilation (Dynamo\\\'00). Jan 18, 2000.
> http://user.it.uu.se/~happi/hipe/oapb_dynamo.ps
>
> Best,
> Thomas
>
>
>
>
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