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Re: Multiple Threads in CLISP?
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- Subject: Re: Multiple Threads in CLISP?
- From: Don Cohen <donc@ISI.EDU>
- Date: Thu, 14 Sep 95 12:05:02 PDT
- In-reply-to: Your message of "Thu, 14 Sep 95 20:07:00 +0200." <199509141412.OAA05813@sayre.sysc.pdx.edu>
Marcus: To me, LispView is not a reason to dive into this effort.
I don't recall ever mentioning lispview.
Marcus: Outside of ports of old software, and using IPC, I think the
remaining utility of threads doesn't make up for the large amount
of labor to make it happen.
I see much more utility than you seem to, and I hope that you're over
estimating the cost.
Marcus: someone who really *wants* it should be the person to do it
I agree - the problem (I was hoping someone would suggest a solution)
is how to combine what I think is more than adequate demand, and even
willingness to expend effort, so as to get it done. I'm afraid we'll
need at least a little help from Bruno, who probably doesn't want to
expend much effort.
Marcus: I fear the `demand' for this feature is an artifact of a dated
and hopelessly deluded Lisp-centric view of the world.
OK, I even accept that my view of the world is dated and lisp-centric.
But this feature is desired by many who do not suffer these afflictions.
I know of several threads packages for C, for heavens sakes! (And if I
know several there must be lots more.)
I'll be happy to discuss technical reasons that threads are worth while.
Perhaps the mailing list isn't the best place, though.
Marcus: o higher performance, maybe runtime code generation
What's this about, and how does it relate to better performance?