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Re: Concurrency, again

From: Perry E. Metzger
Subject: Re: Concurrency, again
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:34:59 -0400

On Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:07:33 +0300 Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:53:45 -0400
> > From: "Perry E. Metzger" <address@hidden>
> > Cc: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> >   
> > > And yet, this list is *about it* for me,  
> > 
> > Imagine, though, if in the not too distant future Emacs is used by
> > many of us as our web browser thanks to Webkit integration. That
> > might change the game a lot.  
> Asynchronous network communications are supported already on master,
> so I'm not sure what problems you see in that direction.

Every open browser tab (should I say "window", this being emacs?) can
potentially be doing all sorts of computation in the background via
JavaScript, and that could potentially momentarily hang the editor if
they're sharing an underlying thread.

Perry E. Metzger                address@hidden

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