I find the following comment on StackOverflow quoting Dave Butenhof more convincing, the one that basically goes "if you think you need this, you're doing it wrong".
That said, the same goes for the whole multithreading paradigm ...
I'm guessing you didn't take the time to look up Dave Butenhof's main claim to fame?
With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
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