[erlang-questions] New NIF behavior in R15???

Tim Watson watson.timothy@REDACTED
Sat Oct 15 11:28:00 CEST 2011

I was under the impression that a concept like "Native Processes" was going
to be introduced as well, to make the writing of linked-in driver code a lot
easier. Is that still on the roadmap as well, and if so why are NIFs getting
threading support?

On 15 October 2011 02:29, Matthew Evans <mattevans123@REDACTED> wrote:

> Hi
> Within the next month or two we will be starting a project interfacing
> Erlang to a C driver. This requires the use of a thread pool to support
> asynchronous behaviors. Ordinarily I would implement this with a linked in
> port driver. However, Rickard Green at his 2011 SF Erlang conference talk
> indicated that new support in the NIF framework might be forthcoming in R15
> to support linked in driver style threading behavior in NIFS.
> I would rather hold off implementing a linked in driver if the new NIF
> features are around the corner. Can anyone give any hints if this will be
> the case?
> Thanks
> Matt
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