[Pharo-project] Network training

Igor Stasenko siguctua at gmail.com
Sat Feb 5 00:21:15 CET 2011

On 5 February 2011 00:12, Levente Uzonyi <leves at elte.hu> wrote:
> On Fri, 4 Feb 2011, Luc Fabresse wrote:
>> Yes, but hopefully we will be SocketPlugin free.
> Is SocketPlugin buggy?
> If yes, where's the bug report?
> If not, what's the problem with it?
Just one: it is highly resistant to evolution and changes. As well as
everything else in VM.

>> At the end, "There can be only one" (FFI or Alien or NB or a better one)
>> ;-)
>> IMHO, plugins are a pain to understand, maintain, integrate in the latest
>> VM...
>> so let's kill them as much as possible.
> Maintaining SocketPlugin (or reimplementing for a new plaform) is a lot
> easier than doing the same with FFI or Alien.

I wouldn't say so.

> Eliot's threaded FFI plugin is
> very complex compared to (the pretty simple) SocketPlugin.
It could be simple too. But just not fast enough :)
There's always a lot of tradeoffs to consider.

> Levente

Best regards,
Igor Stasenko AKA sig.

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