Concurrent lockless skip lists for Common Lisp.
Currently, "Common Lisp" means SBCL version 1.0.42 or higher. If other Lisps
support compare-and-swap and memory barriers, let me know and I will add macros
for those Lisps. There is also a need to sort update locations based on some
global order, in this case the pointer addresses. SBCL allows that via
(logandc2 (sb-kernel:get-lisp-obj-address vector) sb-vm:lowtag-mask))
combined with sb-sys:with-pinned-objects to avoid a GC moving things around.
Do other Lisps have similar facilities?
1. Improve performance by reusing CCAS descriptors during the first phase of an MCAS
2. Add search fingers
2. Add skip list merges
3. Add splitting
1. Added a skip-list-based priority queue
2. Added memory barriers where necessary, making the code dependent on sbcl 1.0.42