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From: David Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-08-10 17:12:35

----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Colvin" <gcolvin_at_[hidden]>

> There a many monitor-based languages in which large applications
> and operating systems have been written. There are also proofs
> that monitors, mutexes, and semaphores are formally equivalent,
> in the sense that given one you can write the others.

But without language support, can we expect a class that just needs atomic
test-and-decrement (for example) to perform well enough when implemented in
terms of the proposed monitor abstractions?


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