[Vm-dev] re: Can OSProcess functionality be implemented using FFI instead of plugin?

Dimitris Chloupis kilon.alios at gmail.com
Mon Jan 18 11:29:28 UTC 2016

so I assume that means callbacks from inside C threads works fine which
make it more than enough at least for now.

Does that mean that the VM will implement a real threading mechanism ?

On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 1:11 PM Craig Latta <craig at netjam.org> wrote:

> > ...when Craig Latta tried to use [Alien FFI] late last year it worked
> > up to a point.  The thing that didn't work was callbacks from foreign
> > threads.  So it looks like the core threading code is not too far
> > away from working.
>      (Yes, it seemed close enough that I spent several hours debugging,
> trying to get it the rest of the way. I ran out of time, so I wrote a
> wrapper C library around the one I wanted to use, with threaded C
> callback functions that signalled Smalltalk semaphores on which my
> synchronous-FFI Smalltalk process waited. A hack, but it worked fine and
> was simple.)
> -C
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> Craig Latta
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