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

Rickard Green rickard@REDACTED
Tue Oct 18 10:59:34 CEST 2011

Matthew Evans 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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Unfortunately, these features are not around the corner and wont be part 
of the R15 release. We have had to prioritize other things. We still 
plan to implement these features, but currently I cannot say anything 
about when to expect them to show up. The only thing I can say is that a 
fully supported, non-experimental version will not show up until at 
*earliest* R16.

Rickard Green, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB

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