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select (or polling) on in_channel?
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Date: 2005-04-05 (18:12)
From: Eijiro Sumii <eijiro_sumii@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] select (or polling) on in_channel?
From: "Richard Jones" <>
> > I rather want to avoid multi-threading if select could be easy enough,
> > because the former is often too tricky due to the possibility of
> > deadlocks and races.
> You can implement threads on top of select / poll semantics.  You also
> need to have a stack switching operation (such as makecontext /
> swapcontext, setjmp / longjmp, or a bit of asm).  Proof by example:

Yes, I think I know - my colleagues (as well as I myself) have even
_taught_ how to implement threads by using select in our classes.

But how is that relevant in this context?  It doesn't mean
multi-threading is always easier than select (in my case, for