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Re: Asynchronous DNS

From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Asynchronous DNS
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2016 22:17:24 +0100
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Elias Mårtenson <address@hidden> writes:

> Are there any technical reasons why the name resolution (or whatever
> it is that needs to be asynchronous) could not be run in a thread in
> the Emacs process itself? As long as the thread is not running any
> Lisp code, it should work, correct?

There's no problem doing non-Lisp things in a separate thread.  But
doing anything that calls Lisp stuff from the non-main thread is, if I
understand things correctly, highly iffy.

Which makes things rather awkward.

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