On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 10:54:45AM -0500, Ted Ross wrote:
> One of the problems we've had for a long time with wrapped bindings
> is the mismatch of threading models.  For example, a Ruby program
> using an extension module written in C/C++ will hang if a call into
> the extension blocks.  This is because the extension uses pthreads
> and the host program uses "greenthreads" (i.e. some layered
> threading mechanism in the scripting language).  This is also an
> issue for Python (and probably every other scripting language).
> 
> The proper solution for proton/messenger (which necessarily has a
> few blocking calls) is to provide (or allow the developer to
> provide) a driver written in the scripting language using the same
> threading library that their program uses.
> 
> The proton code structure allows for such a strategy, but the
> packaging does not.  I think that the proton project should make the
> necessary adjustments to encourage developers to contribute "native"
> drivers for Ruby, Python-eventlet, etc.
> 
> I'm interested in others' thoughts on this and what would be
> necessary to make this happen.

I'm not sure I follow what is meant by "the packaging does not". Can you
be more specific there?

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