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[REBOL] Re: P2P Q&A

From: dockimbel:free at: 3-Oct-2001 1:27

[holger--rebol--com] wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 02, 2001 at 08:05:31AM +0200, Petr Krenzelok wrote: > > > > But - according to Holger (IIRC), RT will not add real multi-threading support, > > because there is some problem in regards to multiplatform issue. Only some kind of > > soft-multi-threading is planned iirc. > > No, I never said that. I am not sure what you mean by real > multi-threading vs. soft multi-threading. We do plan to add support > for multi-threading, just not immediately.
IMHO, i think that petr was talking about OS threads (at user or kernel level) vs Application threads which rely on its own scheduler and threading model (independant from the OS). IIRC, the last one is also called soft-threading (threads emulated at the application level). I assume that RT plans to implement a soft-threading system which could be supported by any platform (even mono-tasking OS, la MacOS). (I will be so happy when this will come true !) ;-) Supporting OS threads where available, would be also a great feature ! (TIA) Regards, DocKimbel.