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Re: Concurrent MVars for Guile

From: Andy Wingo
Subject: Re: Concurrent MVars for Guile
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 22:18:57 +0200
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On Sat 14 Sep 2013 15:59, address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:

> It looks like a useful tool to me.

FWIW I totally agree!

> I don’t like the name “mvar” (“monadic variable”, I guess).  Perhaps
> “synchronized box”, or “transactional variable”, or...?  The downside of
> choosing another name is that people familiar with the concept won’t
> recognize it first-hand.

I guess I can see this.  I prefer "box" to "variable" fwiw.  How about
"tbox"?  (The T for threadsafe or transactional or something; perhaps
this is a bad idea.)

Dunno :)


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