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Re: Recursive mutexes?

From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: Recursive mutexes?
Date: 26 Oct 2002 16:26:47 -0700
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Tom Lord <address@hidden> writes:

> In my "dream scheme" system, I'm thinking they aren't worth the
> effort.  They slow down access to the store and complicate
> programming.  I don't even want to think about how to reconcile them
> with continuations, dynamic-wind, or fluids.

It seems to me that we should not decide that a problem is too hard to
solve well before trying.

> I do want multiple interpreters (without a shared store) in separate
> threads.  I do want low-level routines running in separate threads
> (e.g., give a CPU to I/O or to reving cellular automata generations).   
> But I'm having trouble seeing Scheme semantics as other than "optimal
> for SISD".

How will these different interpreters share data?

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