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Desdemona

How do you use AngelScript?

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I just finished my current project, so I have just been looking back at how I used things like AngelScript, and thinking about what might be a better approach for other projects. My engine was single threaded. During each pass through the engine''s update loop, I would ExecuteStep on each script that was running. That made it so each script essentially ran concurrently. I actually called ExecuteStep on each script a bunch of times during each pass, just so it would speed up their execution. My question is, how does everyone else deal with integrating AngelScript with their project? I was thinking about how multithreading with AS might work. I''m sure that I would need to protect the call to asIScriptEngine::CreateContext with some form of critical section, but can two contexts be running in seperate threads without crashing AS?
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In my project I have no need for concurrent scripts as they are not attached to individual game objects. As such my script usage is rather basic - during initialisation the script registers what callbacks it wants to receive (input, timers, etc...), and then on those events the registered script function is called.

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Angelscript is all over our game............Xtreeme Forces. its heavoly used and to just name a few, the AI file right now is 5000 lines of AS Code. my only issue is its so tightly integrated with our game, i have to literally struggle to update every new version to make sure everything works perfectly fine!

Jayanth.K
Raptor Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
http://www.raptorentertainment.com
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Desdemona:

Angelscript will probably not work very well in multiple threads. I know for sure that asGetActiveContext() will present problems, as it is not thread aware. This doesn''t prevent you for using threads for other tasks.

I''ll correct this behaviour for a future version though.




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