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From: Erik de Castro Lopo <ocaml-erikd@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] How INRIA people envision OCaml's parallel future?
Eric Stokes wrote:

> Don't worry about it, it really is a valid issue that needs to be  
> evaluated again every so often. Its true that many people have  
> noticed the new multi core trend. However it has to be asked whether  
> threads are really the right answer. They can honestly become a  
> nightmare quite quickly.

The problem with threads is that they were never meant as a solution
to the multi-processing problem. See here:

    http://sardes.inrialpes.fr/~aschmitt/cwn/2002.11.26.html#8

For multiprocessing you need to look at something like shared
memory of commumication over pipes or sockets.

Erik
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  Erik de Castro Lopo  nospam@mega-nerd.com (Yes it's valid)
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C++ is a siren song. It *looks* like a HLL in which you ought 
to be able to write an application, but it really isn't."
-- Alain Picard (comp.lang.lisp)