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Re: New maintainer

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: New maintainer
Date: Mon, 05 Oct 2015 22:43:39 +0300

> Cc: address@hidden
> From: Daniel Colascione <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2015 12:38:18 -0700
> > There's the concurrency branch in the repository.  It needs to be
> > revived (didn't see any activity for the last 2 years), and was not
> > really ready for prime time last time I looked at it (see
> > http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2013-08/msg00704.html
> > and its continuation into Sep 2013).  But it's not far from its
> > proclaimed goal.
> It isn't, but I'm still not sure that goal is the right one. I much
> prefer a world where we don't have shared mutable state: the web workers
> model from the web is a good one, and like any concurrency solution for
> Emacs, it addresses the problem of integrating multiprocessing into a
> legacy single-threaded environment.

Maybe you are right, but IMO it would be silly for us not to try that
branch first, through which we will gain firsthand experience and
knowledge of what kind of concurrency we need.

Otherwise, it will be another idea that ended in just talking.

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