[armedbear-devel] Forking new ABCL processes cheaply (was Re: asdf and windows vs unix on abcl)

Mark Evenson evenson.not.org at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 20:51:32 UTC 2011

On Oct 24, 2011, at 22:42 , Alessio Stalla wrote


> I believe Faré's reason for starting a new image is to have it clean
> of any side-effects of previous compilations. Strictly speaking, this
> would only be possible if the JVM supported fork() or save-image, but
> unfortunately it doesn't and will probably never do. However, I have
> an idea for a compromise that would not get you a truly fresh new
> image, but could nevertheless create a new environment clean enough
> for most use cases. I don't have the time to go into details now, but
> that's definitely something I've been wanting to experiment with for
> some time.

Certainly sounds interesting.  A FRESH-IMAGE contrib perhaps?

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