[erlang-questions] Application granularity (was: Parallel Shootout & a style question)

Jay Nelson <>
Fri Sep 5 16:41:46 CEST 2008

> One thread I found about parallel LC was this:
> http://www.erlang.org/pipermail/erlang-questions/2006-October/ 
> 023441.html
> Where you, Jay, suggested explicitly parallel LCs.

A later posting proposed a gen_stream library:


which was a change in my thinking based on the earlier failed  
the introduction of binary comprehensions (which I think were a  
addition, although I'm a bit biased) and the flurry of discussions about
the Wide Finder project.

I have intended to resubmit with the addition of continuation-based
gen_streams, but haven't found the time to make the modifications yet.

All of these were geared to a specific problem rather than the general
issue of arbitrary code: the efficient handling of raw data
in the GB+ (ideally TB+) size so that databases can be replaced with
a big blob of binary data.  Definitely a heavier task than general  


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