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Re: proposal: deprecate dynamic states

From: Andy Wingo
Subject: Re: proposal: deprecate dynamic states
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2016 17:36:13 +0200
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Hi :)

It took more than a couple days, ahem, but let's do this.  Just a


On Sun 09 Mar 2014 18:33, Andy Wingo <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
> The manual claims that you can use fluids as thread-local variables, but
> that's not really true -- we expose this strange "dynamic state"
> interface that lets you have one dynamic state used by multiple
> threads.  Pretty strange stuff.
> Normally I wouldn't be against "extra functionality" but this one makes
> no sense.  We need something that is "thread-local state" and
> fluids/parameters should be that thing -- and yet, we are prevented from
> doing by the dynamic state interface.  (Of course, that doesn't stop us
> from using fluids in this way; I'm sure there are many bugs out there.)
> So my proposal is to deprecate the dynamic state interface.  It's
> nonstandard, I've never heard of anyone using it, and it's actively
> harmful.  If no one objects, I'll push something that does this in the
> next couple days.
> Andy

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