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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-27 06:17:23

"Andrei Alexandrescu (See Website For Email)" <SeeWebsiteForEmail_at_[hidden]> writes:

> What other forms of concurrent programming?

I don't know what Beman was referring to, but process-based
concurrency and distributed concurrency are not usually considered

> I also wonder how work on accepting libraries can be done before or
> concurrently :o) with language changes that render them legitimate.

You make some educated guesses rather than waiting for all the details
to settle. I don't think the major elements of the new memory model
are still in doubt.

> This has been a thorny issue for the memory model group. We
> basically have decided to finish the memory model first. In face of
> other threading libraries being proposed (by the way does any of the
> three support lock-free programming?), we might have to obey market
> laws and start working on a library as well, because we have a good
> idea on how it would look like.

I think it would be dangerous to do otherwise. There simply isn't
enough time.

Dave Abrahams
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