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Re: Are there plans for a multi-threaded Emacs?

From: Kai Grossjohann
Subject: Re: Are there plans for a multi-threaded Emacs?
Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2003 14:53:14 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.2 (gnu/linux)

Martin Stjernholm <address@hidden> writes:

> Kai Grossjohann <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Somebody suggested to avoid this by putting big locks around
>> everything and then to relax them.
> That was me, I guess.

Yes.  Sorry for forgetting your name, and I couldn't find the right
post in this huge thread.

>> I made the suggestion to "just" let the implementor of the new thread
>> code worry about such things: if you start a new thread then you're
>> responsible for letting it run code that doesn't access globals in
>> problematic ways.
> Would a thread like that would be used from the elisp level?

That was my idea.


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