[Pharo-project] Making FFI non-intrusive (Was: Re: Pharo changing the game)

Mariano Martinez Peck marianopeck at gmail.com
Sun Feb 14 07:42:37 EST 2010


I have a simple question: Does someone know if AlienFFI still locks the
complete VM while executing a function ?  I mean, it behaves exactly as
normal FFI in that aspect ?   I would love a FFI that doesn't lock the VM.
Or even better, let you choose, like VW FFI.

Cheers

Mariano

On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 11:44 AM, Stéphane Ducasse <
stephane.ducasse at inria.fr> wrote:

> >
> >> Yes Alien is the way to go.
> >
> > I wonder why you think that. Alien is
> > - mac only (you may say it's not true, because one could build a unix or
> >  windows vm that supports it, but that didn't happen in the past 1.5
> >  years)
> > - x86 only
>
>
> I'm not knowledgeable enough but I refer here to some discussions I got
> with
> eliot when we were at amsterdam. The comments I heard on the FFI
> implementation
> were not that positive.
>
> Now may be there is a road for FFI and Alien and it would be good to have
> the
> extension lukas did in 3.9.
>
> Stef
>
>
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