On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 08:51:16AM -0800, Michael Foord wrote:
If you have other items you'd like to discuss please let me know and I can add them to the agenda.
Hmm, seems like this might be a good forum to introduce the parallel/async stuff I've been working on the past few months. TL;DR version is I've come up with an alternative approach for exploiting multiple cores that doesn't rely on GIL-removal or STM (and has a negligible performance overhead when executing single-threaded code). (For those that are curious, it lives in the px branch of the sandbox/trent repo on hg.p.o, albeit in a very experimental/prototype/proof-of-concept state (i.e. it's an unorganized, undocumented, uncommented hackfest); on the plus side, it works. Sort of.)
Second suggestion: perhaps a little segment on Snakebite? What it is, what's available to committers, feedback/kvetching from those who have already used it, etc.
(I forgot the format of these summits -- is there a projector?)