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Re: SCM_DEFER_INTS versus error

From: Marius Vollmer
Subject: Re: SCM_DEFER_INTS versus error
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2003 19:54:10 +0200
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Mikael Djurfeldt <address@hidden> writes:

> Well, that was the situation with your COPT threads.

Ooops, yes, I could have known this...

> The current PTHREADS thread support of HEAD actually allow true
> concurrent access to Guile data structures.  The "kernel lock" is
> only used to force single-threaded GC.  The rest of the time,
> threads run in parallel.

Impressive.  I _am_ a bit nervous about programming in such an
environmnt, I have to say, but I think I just have to get used to it.
For Scheme code, this is no change compared to the copt model since
Scheme code had to expect preemption anyway.

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