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Investigate Possibility of Parallel Topic Builds


Investigate the possibility of having BuildAssembler build topics in parallel. That would require that all build
components in the stack are thread-safe though. Possible changes and issues:
  • Add a configuration property to enable parallel builds but default to the current synchronous build behavior.
  • All build components would need an overriden virtual property to indicate if they support parallel execution. The default if not overridden would be false. Each build component and syntax generator would need checking to make sure it is thread-safe. For components that contain nested components, they would need to check each nested component too.
  • Concurrent updates to static members. Use thread-safe constructs where needed.
  • Use of non-thread-safe objects like the code colorizer. Wrap them in ThreadLocal<T>?
  • Copying of content files. Track source and destination files to copy in thread-safe constructs. Then, when the component is disposed of, copy the content.
Closed Jan 26, 2015 at 5:41 AM by EWoodruff
Moved to GitHub