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1 TwitterActors
2 =============
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4 A fork of the actor library from Scala 2.7.7 that completely removes Scala's
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5 built-in copies of `java.util.concurrent.*` classes from its implementation
6 and instead relies on their original versions in the standard Java library.
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8 Why?
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10 The built-in copies are from an old version of the Doug Lea's public-domain
11 code. The Java runtimes ship with versions of the code that is kept
12 up-to-date, with bugs being fixed and code begin enhanced. Simply by upgrading
13 to a new Java runtime, the actor runtime will benefit from any improvements to
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14 the concurrent classes. We originally created this project because the Scala
15 copy of a concurrent class had a bug that caused very high GC pressure; that
16 bug was however long fixed in the original Java library class version.
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18 Usage
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20 In order to use this library instead of Scala actor library, import
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21 `com.twitter.actors.*` instead of `scala.actors.*` in your code. Neither the
22 functionality nor the interface of the actor library have been changed in any
23 way.
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25 Attila Szegedi <<szegedia@gmail.com>>
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