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Re: Native thread support

From: Derek Zhou
Subject: Re: Native thread support
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2022 09:43:53 -0500

On 2022-02-14 20:31:11Z, Thomas Worthington wrote:
> It is frustrating as the Smalltalk model of programming would seem at first 
> look to be ideal for multi-threading: individual computing objects each 
> pining messages to each other and then responding, like a cloud of VMs where 
> each little VM is one instance of a class.

It is not that simple. If you did it in the naive way, like every object in its 
own green thread, then the performance would be abysmal, not to mention the 
huge memory footprint. Parallelism at too fine a granularity will not help 
performance but hurt it.


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