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[REBOL] Re: Threading continued

From: maximo:meteorstudios at: 29-Jan-2004 13:31

I think I know exactly how you feel. as an example, liquid, one of my brainchilds took a lot of time to mature (and its about to undergo a new round of refinemnet). It exists, and was shared and is available to anyone who asks for it (its now in slim format, just not yet released)... liquid is really usefull, if you "get" it. Yet was it worth the "release" effort... I still don't know... I didn't get much feedback. I don't even know if anyone else is using it... probably not. so as for your tool. as much as I'd like to say to python users that I can thread executions of scripts (and do it better than them, cause they can't remotely kill threads), at this point, I wonder how many tools really need that functionality. Who writes servers in rebol... not many of us... How many people even use threads in python... not that whole lot either. I've had to, they (threads) are usefull, but with rebol's smaller user base... even if 1% of us used(needs) it, you'd still have a handfull of users, and many would use it just to see if it works... and if it goes 400% slower... not sure that's fit for server usage in all circumstances... maybe someone who wants to create a networked front-end for RebDB might want to introduce threading... but will it help go faster in the end, if all threads run on one cpu (even in a multi-cpu machine...). Tough question indeed. I hope you get people which can give you a definite yes, giving you some push towards putting time on it. It looks like a fun challenge you want to put yourself against. :-) cheers! -MAx --- You can either be part of the problem or part of the solution, but in the end, being part of the problem is much more fun.