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Re: Patch for fields of `struct buffer'

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Patch for fields of `struct buffer'
Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2011 21:42:18 -0500

    RMS> This seems to give the right semantics, but having a pointer in
    RMS> each thread for each DEFVAR_LISP variable makes threads rather
    RMS> heavy.  How many such variables are there now?  I'd expect
    RMS> thousands.


Fewer than I thought.  I suppose 2k is not a big deal compared with
a real thread that executes concurrently.  So I withdraw that criticism.

However, the job of rewriting the code to work concurrently could be

Richard Stallman
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