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# A surprisingly fast Actor library for Java
# A surprisingly fast, surprisingly simple Actor library for Java
As part of my research work on
[Syndicate](https://syndicate-lang.org), in 2020 I built this simple
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So far, I've limited myself to implementing a straightforward Actor
system, not including Dataspace or Syndicate primitives.
## Surprisingly fast
It's quite interesting all by itself, though: it's *very* fast and
able to use all the cores in a machine very effectively. For example:
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That's just over 3 million messages per second on a single core. Neat, huh?
## Surprisingly simple
It's also only ~730 lines of code:
```
~/src/syndicate-java$ cloc src/main/java/
12 text files.
12 unique files.
0 files ignored.
github.com/AlDanial/cloc v 1.86 T=0.01 s (965.7 files/s, 69128.5 lines/s)
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Language files blank comment code
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Java 12 126 6 727
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SUM: 12 126 6 727
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```
## Next steps
Next steps are to implement proper Dataspace model entities, with
assertions and facets etc., and then build an actual Dataspace to go
with it. I'll be trying to reuse as much of this implementation style

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