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Re: Native thread support

From: Thomas Worthington
Subject: Re: Native thread support
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2022 21:23:16 +0000
User-agent: mu4e 1.7.5; emacs 27.2

Oh, I know that. That's why I said "first look". Second look isn't so nice and 
by the third you're running screaming from the room.

Derek Zhou via Users mailing list for the GNU Smalltalk environment 
<> writes:

> 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.
> Derek

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