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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-11-16 10:19:24

From: <scleary_at_[hidden]>
> > From: Peter Dimov [mailto:pdimov_at_[hidden]]
> >
> > The memory view is consistent for every thread on its own - thus
> conforming
> > to the standard - but is not necessarily consistent across threads.
> Interpreting the Standard in this way gives every thread its own virtual
> machine. Then every thread is a "Program" in the Standard -- but a
> "Program" is defined to be (a) translation unit(s) linked together, so you
> can't have one .exe with multiple Programs!
> So I don't think the Standard can be interpreted this way -- the memory
> needs to be consistent with respect to the Program, not a thread.

There is no interpretation that can make sense for more than one thread. The
abstract machine as currently specified is inherently single-threaded AFAIK.

Peter Dimov
Multi Media Ltd.

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