[Haskell-cafe] Re: ANN: Future 1.1.0 concurrency library
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Tue Mar 10 05:53:38 EDT 2009
Don Stewart wrote:
> Who needs to build futures into the language -- all you need is MVars, eh?
For a pure computation in Haskell one can use "par" (which did take changing the
runtime, and arguably adding to the language).
The future package I uploaded is just a clean way to get something a little like
"par" for an IO computation, as a library.
One can build many useful APIs quite cheaply using MVars. Hackage even has a
few examples (many under the Concurrency heading).
This API was interesting solely because it is in the C++ standard and the
discussion about how the standard left out useful proposed parts of the API.
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