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Re: Asynchronous insertion / saving of buffers

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: Asynchronous insertion / saving of buffers
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 10:57:04 +0200
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Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

> With threads you could "just" do something like
>  (run-thread (lambda ()
>                (insert-file-contents ...)
>                ...))
> so there'd be no need to provide new asynchronous versions of things
> like insert-file-contents.

But you still need a mean to inform the caller, that the parallel action
has been finished. And you need a mean to lock the buffer, while
insert-file-contents modifies it.

I haven't read the doc in the concurrency branch, maybe this would
answer my questions.

>         Stefan

Best regards, Michael.

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