[Pharo-project] Counting Messages as a Proxy for Average Execution Time in Pharo

Stefan Marr pharo at stefan-marr.de
Fri Apr 29 01:15:11 CEST 2011

On 29 Apr 2011, at 01:07, Nicolas Cellier wrote:
>>> However, as I understand it, it's entirely up to user to write code
>>> exploiting parallel Process explicitly right ?
>> Sure, you have to do: n times: [ [ 1 expensiveComputation. ] fork ].
>> I don't belief in holy grails or silver bullets.
>> Automatic parallelization is something nice for the kids, like Santa Clause or the Easter Bunny...
> Unless your hobby is oriented toward functional languages maybe...
> But I just know enough of it to now shut up ;)
Would be nice, but that is also a fairy tale.

The best we have today, in terms of being 'easily' automatically scheduleable are data-flow/stream languages. Things like StreamIT or Lucid have interesting properties, but well, its still a search for the holly grail.

Best regards

Stefan Marr
Software Languages Lab
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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