[r6rs-discuss] [Formal] SRFI-39 should be made an R6RS library
R. Kent Dybvig
dyb at cs.indiana.edu
Wed Feb 21 14:19:06 EST 2007
> I've got an operational question: The description seems to indicate
> that the sheer presence of a parameter leads to the allocation of
> storage in each thread, whether the thread accesses the parameter or
> not. Does this mean that, the more live parameters there are in the
> system, the more expensive threads become?
In implementation, yes. But my thread system is based on pthreads, and
you'd have to have quite a few parameters to notice the difference in
thread-creation or memory overhead. Applications don't typically use
very many thread parameters in any case.
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