[Haskell-cafe] How to ensure code executes in the context of a specific OS thread?
marlowsd at gmail.com
Thu Jul 7 09:39:03 CEST 2011
On 06/07/2011 21:11, David Barbour wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:52 PM, Simon Marlow <marlowsd at gmail.com
> <mailto:marlowsd at gmail.com>> wrote:
> I think the real issue is that GHC has a different behavior than
> and I think this causes a lot of difficulties for people working
> on GUI
> and other FFI integration.
> Well, GHCi has no main, so it doesn't seem surprising (to me) that
> it's different.
> If we start GHCi then run the function called 'main', we should ideally
> get the same behavior as building with GHC then executing the process.
> Variations make exploratory programming with GHCi very difficult,
> especially with concurrent haskell.
That's a fair point.
> However, if -fno-ghci-sandbox doesn't have any drawbacks we could
> just make it the default.
> That sounds good, too. I think it worth looking up what the drawbacks
> will be. It might be an acceptable trade even if there are minor
> drawbacks. I would imagine the main benefit of the sandbox is ability to
> interrupt a task - i.e. job control from the GHCi shell.
Interruption is not affected, as far as I'm aware.
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