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From: Benjamin Geer <ben@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Threading: Using and Building
John Goerzen wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 12, 2004 at 07:37:09PM -0500, Brian Hurt wrote:
> 
>>The threading is all user-space threading.  It doesn't take advantage of 
>>multiple CPUs, doesn't use system threads, if one thread blocks they all 
>>block, etc.

That's not true; see Xavier's explanation:

http://caml.inria.fr/archives/200211/msg00274.html

Specifically, 'while a thread is blocked on a network read, other 
threads may proceed'.

> However, Python uses true
> threads, so it is fine to call blocking system calls in threads (it will
> not block the entire program).

This is also the case in Caml; see above.

Ben

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