[chuck-users] Getting Started with ChucK

Robert Poor rdpoor at gmail.com
Wed Jul 22 11:25:20 EDT 2009

On 22 Jul 2009, at 01:03, Hans Aberg wrote:

> On 22 Jul 2009, at 00:06, Tom Lieber wrote:
> <snip>
>> <snip>I'm more interested in bringing ChucK ideas to other  
>> languages than
>> the other way around right now. Other VMs have had a few more eyes  
>> and
>> hands on them, and adding timing rules to them has been easier than
>> adding language features to ChucK for me. I'm leaving that to the
>> pros!
> The problem is that these other GCs probably are not designed for  
> real time issues, but to speed up programming. One needs something  
> that can be used in real time systems.

I side STRONGLY with Tom on this one.  If the GC for language [X]  
isn't appropriate for real-time, then write a new GC and make it  
available to the world.  That seems like more fruitful use of time  
than, say, creating closures for ChucK.

Just my own half a nibble...

- Rob

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