Inside 214-1E

Existential Pontification and Generalized Abstract Digressions

Towards platform-agnostic interruptibility

Last post, I talked about some of the notable difficulties in emulating pthread_cancel on Windows. Today, I want to talk about what a platform agnostic compiler like GHC actually ought to do. Recall our three design goals: GHC would like to be able to put blocking IO calls on a worker thread but cancel them […]

  • September 10, 2010