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Re: Emacs Lisp and Guile

From: Marius Vollmer
Subject: Re: Emacs Lisp and Guile
Date: 13 Aug 2002 21:17:05 +0200
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     Yes, but you might not be able to avoid to call a function during a
>     critical section that calls SCM_TICK without you wanting it.
> Perhaps critical sections could set a flag that tells SCM_TICK not
> to really do anything.

Yes, but then we would have to admit that we don't support true
concurrent execution.  In a true concurrent system, you can't stop
other threads by setting a global flag.

An althernative would be to use a mutex for critical sections.

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