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tesseract 2086 days ago | link | parent

Producer/consumer where there are multiple I/O bound producers (examples that come to mind: RSS reader, web spider, multiple-file search). They can also be a useful abstraction for things like waiting for events from multiple sources, or running quasi-realtime simulations.

I agree, though, that real threads would be a significant improvement. Or better yet, MxN threads like GHC.

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