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Re: Patch for fields of `struct buffer'

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: Patch for fields of `struct buffer'
Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2011 21:09:20 +0900

Stefan Monnier writes:

 > > I don't think preemptive thread switching is a sensible goal.  It is
 > > so much trouble that it isn't worth doing even in the long term.
 > I don't think we will get to choose.

FWIW, Guido Van Rossum is about +0.5 in Richard's camp.

Simon Peyton-Jones seemed pretty optimistic about STM in his
"Beautiful Code" chapter, but the Haskell programmers I know say it
doesn't work nearly so well in their practical programs.

So, maybe we will lose all our non-genius programmers if we don't do
threads.  Then again, maybe not.<wink>

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