[erlang-questions] Parallel Shootout & a style question

Toby Thain <>
Thu Sep 4 18:15:11 CEST 2008


On 4-Sep-08, at 12:02 PM, Kevin Scaldeferri wrote:

>
> On Sep 4, 2008, at 3:45 AM, Gleb Peregud wrote:
>
>> Automatic "parallelization" of lists:* will not be
>> efficient, at least without extensive compile-time (or even run-time)
>> analysis of the code (if this is possible/feasible at all).
>
> The work on data-parallelism in Haskell seems to suggest this is both
> possible and feasible.  There, the programmer need only mark a list
> for parallelization; the run-time then decides if it should be
> parallelized at all, how many thread to use, etc.

I think Perl 6 is heading in this direction as well (junctions etc),  
perhaps related to the fact that a popular P6 implementation is in  
Haskell.

--Toby

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> -kevin
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