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Re: output streams vs output ports



Shiro Kawai <shiro@xxxxxxxx> writes:

> Srfi-18 and srfi-21 require the conforming implementations to take
> care of serializing simultaneous access to a port.  If we have
> separate port/stream layers, the locking can be handled by the
> port layer.  This frees up the stream layers from taking care
> of expensive locking, which will be a performance gain for e.g.
> translated streams.

Could you clarify what would be expensive about it?  Getting the
synchronization right is sure difficult to program, but I don't think
there's a necessarily large performance hit.  (Specifically, Scheme 48
does it all entirely without locking.)

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Cheers =8-} Mike
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