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Re: advice needed for multi-threading patch

From: joakim
Subject: Re: advice needed for multi-threading patch
Date: Mon, 05 Oct 2009 08:02:43 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Tom Tromey <address@hidden> writes:

>>>>>> "Giuseppe" == Giuseppe Scrivano <address@hidden> writes:
>>> That's wonderful.  Does that mean that Gnus really runs in its own
>>> thread while you can do normal editing in other buffers?
> Giuseppe> Yes, it does (except some errors).  I am concentrating all my
> Giuseppe> efforts on gnus, I think that if threads work well for gnus
> Giuseppe> they will work quite well with any other package.
> This is awesome.
> Giuseppe> At the moment it takes a lot to load folder, because there are
> Giuseppe> not enough yield on the other thread and probably gnus switch
> Giuseppe> buffers too often (causing a yield).
> I think we need to yield when a thread is waiting for I/O.  And, we
> probably need a way to associate a process filter with a thread, so that
> whatever input Gnus gets is processed in the right thread.

How will the threading patch work for something like Eshell and Dired?
Non blocking file operations would be a major improvement IMHO.

> Tom
Joakim Verona

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