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[REBOL] Re: R: Re: REBOL 3.0 mentioned on the blog!

From: gabriele::colellachiara::com at: 12-Mar-2006 23:56

Hi Jeff, On Sunday, March 12, 2006, 4:44:59 PM, you wrote: JM> Something I forgot to mention, though, about multi-threading. This is JM> potentially a gigantic can of worms to open. If we suddenly had to start JM> worrying about critical sections, mutexes, locking global variables, etc, JM> then I'd rather not go down that road. The language could handle most of JM> this for us, but those features would unnecessarily slow down the language JM> by default, just by needing to handle the "worst case" senario. Our plan is indeed to add multitasking, not multithreading. That is, no (as far as possible) shared data; communication via a port (if possible, without copy, so that it is very fast). We don't yet know what the compromises will be - but we don't want synchronization headaches in REBOL. Easy rule: if it's not simple, it's not REBOL. ;) Regards, Gabriele. -- Gabriele Santilli <> --- Colella Chiara software division ---