Richard underscores an important point: one reason to keep apparent
communication costs high is that, to a good first approximation, they
already *are* high in real life and (compared to CPU operation costs)
will only go higher.
A major revelation for me when I took a VLSI design course a few
One might take great comfort in a shared heap, thinking "ah, there's
On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 8:05 AM, Richard O'Keefe <o...@cs.otago.ac.nz> wrote:_______________________________________________
> On 23/02/2012, at 11:22 AM, H. Diedrich wrote:
>> Why is that not so, it should be a huge gain from immutable data, especially with bigger data. You don't have to copy, knowing that your data is immutable.
> Did you ever do metalwork at school?
> It's like that with computing costs. If you make one thing cheaper, you often make something
> A shared heap has been tried for Erlang, and it will doubtless be tried again in the future.
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