In article <email@example.com>,
Olin Shivers <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Depends on when bdc gets the static linker stuff integrated. I told him
>yesterday on the phone he'd better be done by the end of April, or we'd
>have to get out the genital cuff, again.
> (I'm planning on spending lots of
> time over the summer porting scsh to mzscheme, so it would be
> great if the release were in early May or so..)
>Teriffic! I have reason to believe Kelsey's about to kick out a new S48
>release (0.41; the last public one was 0.36, on which scsh is built). So
>we'll try to gear up for the big convulsion of shifting over to the new
>release when it happens. (This will mean, for example, completely rewriting
>the I/O system, hopefully with improved performance.) Besides an improved I/O
>system, 0.41 has a pretty carefully thought-out thread system, so we might
>even be able to multithread the Unix stuff.
Multi-threading is *much* less important to me than quick start-up time. While
those wanting to use scsh for a large application might like the threading,
for most applications they are just too much overhead (and hassle, if you
agree with J. Ousterhout) (eg, gzcat foo.tar.gz |tar xvf - has no need
I guess I have hopes for S48 0.41, but not a lot of expectations..but Brian's
static linker would be nice.