[REBOL] Re: Multithreading with Rebol
From: parki:whatevernot at: 14-Oct-2003 19:20
Well, here's my take.
I want to set up (say) a Rugby server, which will accept client
connections and process them. I'd like each connection to be handled in
its own thread (let's keep it simple and leave thread pools, resource
utilization and the like out of this) as I need each client's response
to be in reasonable time (pretend the processing involves I/O or
something). I'm kinda astonished that I can't do this in Rebol proper.
Unless I'm missing something real obvious, the only way that I can do
this is to rely on code that implements a cooperative multitasking
queue (a la Rugby) or roll my own (!).
One way out of is to rely on cgi-bin as the multi-threaded server, but
then every client invocation causes a new Rebol process to be launched,
which is resource intensive (perhaps there is a way to jigger the
apache.conf file to keep one or more processes running, but that's
I hate to bring in language wars (as I am quite taken with Rebol, and
have been able to do some really cool stuff with this) but a
multi-threaded server like this is bread 'n butter in Java (and others).
Just my $0.02 (ie. I'm not trying to incite a flame war).