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Re: A few comments on the FAQ
- Subject: Re: A few comments on the FAQ
- From: Bob Kerns <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 02 Oct 92 19:41:37 -0400
- Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org (David A. Moon), email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
- In-reply-to: Your message of "Fri, 02 Oct 92 19:37:18 EDT." <9210022337.AA08689@taunton.crl.dec.com>
Date: Fri, 02 Oct 92 19:37:18 -0400
From: Bob Kerns <rwk>
I don't really think so. I think it's a language issue.
Specifically, how much of the lower-level non-determinism
is reflected in the language? This leads to a clear-cut
trade-off: potential efficiency vs determinism.
If you want to reserve the efficiency, you have to say that
the order is indeterminate in some implications. Then
Gack. "in some implementations." Sorry.
people can write portable code. I don't think that's the
best point in the trade-off curve, however.