Version française
Home     About     Download     Resources     Contact us    

This site is updated infrequently. For up-to-date information, please visit the new OCaml website at

Browse thread
Re: [Caml-list] The closing gap (warning: long, inflammatory rant)
[ Home ] [ Index: by date | by threads ]
[ Search: ]

[ Message by date: previous | next ] [ Message in thread: previous | next ] [ Thread: previous | next ]
Date: 2008-04-21 (21:06)
From: Arnaud Spiwack <Arnaud.Spiwack@l...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] The closing gap (warning: long, inflammatory rant)

> Thanks for the straw man argument there.  Garbage collectors and _not_
> using threads both improve the safety of the language.
This might depend on what kind of thread interface you are provided 
with. Of course it's never easy to work with non-determinism, but if I 
take jocaml for instance, which gives you a process (in the sense of 
pi-calculus) interface to threads, and it makes it probably rather safe 
actually, possibly stronger safety when dealing with multiple processes 
(or UI threads possibly) than doing things with low-level primitves like 
fork and such.