Sat Dec 7 12:02:34 EST 2019

buffers over fifos

There is a good reason to use buffers, because often it is possible to
put a hard constraint on message size.  It is much harder to constrain
queues of multiple objects.

This is an interesting tension: while it might be more "natural" to
not use a chunking mechanism (grouping many atoms in an arbitrary
chunk), it does seem to allow for better memory management.

FIFOs are probably ok as long as there is some kind of high level rate
constraint.  Some "coarse level" information.

I.e. only if FIFOs do bounded time warping where maximum time delay is