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A mini-Erlang/Elixir -- tell me if/why my idea sucks
reddit.com/r/ProgrammingLanguages | 2021-10-14
Taking onto such a big project can be scary and overwhelming, so I like to "cheat" a bit. Instead of developing a M:N scheduler I picked an already mature and proven one from the Rust ecosystem: tokio. Then I just needed to develop a virtual stacks solution that works well with the scheduler. Instead of inventing my own byte-code I just picked WebAssembly, it's just a small abstraction above machine code and has mature JIT compiler libraries that generate code close to native speed. Then again, I just needed to figure out how to do reduction counting and insert preemption points into WebAssembly code during loading.
lunatic v0.5 released
reddit.com/r/rust | 2021-07-30
Previously, we used our own implementation of virtual stacks and stack switching. Both (Wasmer & Wasmtime) Wasm runtimes we used internally required a tight integration with it, but neither library exposed the primitives to integrate well with it. So we needed to maintain forks of both runtimes with some patches to expose internal data structures. Just keeping up to date with new releases was taking way too much of my time. Stack switching is also a delicate task with a lot of hand written assembly involved and we would run into segfaults from time to time. Luckily Wasmtime shipped "native" async support that works similar to our implementation so we could switch to it. Re-writing was a pain, but I'm happy how everything has turned out and think that it was worth it.
Lunatic - An Erlang inspired runtime for all programming languages
reddit.com/r/rust | 2021-03-08
Under the hood, Lunatic wraps "processes" inside of Rust async tasks with https://github.com/bkolobara/async-wormhole and can use any async executor to run them. We are currently using Smol's multithreaded executor, so it scales quite nicely across cores.
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