On Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:11:20 -0400 Trent Nelson email@example.com wrote:
However, with the recent advent of Grand Central Dispatch, it's actually on par with Windows' IOCP+threadpool offerings, which is pretty cool. (And apparently there are GCD ports in the works for Solaris, Linux and... Windows?!)
The port already exists for FreeBSD. As of 8.1, the kernel has enhanced kqueue support for it, and devel/libdispatch installs the GCD code. I'd be surprised if the other *BSD's haven't picked it up yet.
All of which makes me think that an async library based on GCD and maybe IOCP for Windows if it's not available there would be reasonably portable.
A standard Python library that made this as nice to use as it is from MacRuby would be a good thing. You can find jkh (ex FreeBSD RE, now running the OS X systems group for Apple) discussing Python and GCD here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7955630/parallel-processing-in-python-a-l...