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Re: User interaction from multiple threads

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: User interaction from multiple threads
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 20:16:41 -0400

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  > Undoubtedly that would often be true, but are all prompts written in
  > such a specific fashion to guarantee they would be unambiguous within
  > any arbitrary arrangement of asynchronous prompting activity?  I would
  > be very surprised if that turned out to be true.  At minimum, few if
  > any of the existing prompts (many of which may now be triggered in
  > thread contexts), will have been written with this particular scenario
  > in mind.

I think most prompts are written under the assumption that the user
knows which command perse just typed and therefore knows the context
fully.  So far, that's normally so -- but it won't be so with threads
asking for input in parallel.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (https://gnu.org, https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)

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