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Open Source Thoughts: Parrot and Multicore

Sep 28, 2007, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Farnham)

"I am working on finding a way to enable developers working in a wide variety of languages to directly access computationally-intensive libraries written in C++, C, and Fortran. The libraries will have been multithreaded using Threading Building Blocks (TBB), the open source project for which I'm 'community manager.' TBB is a C++ template library (like STL). I don't expect to have much of a problem calling C and Fortran libraries from C++/TBB code. But, what’s the best path to enable someone writing in Perl or Python or Ruby or--whatever--to call these multithreaded libraries?

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