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Re^4: Threads and signals in Windows (invoking the name)

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Mar 11, 2013 at 23:10 UTC ( #1022893=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Threads and signals in Windows (invoking the name)
in thread Threads and signals in Windows

I have long ago resigned myself to the realization that there is nothing I can do or say to change this manís opinions about me,

I expressed no opinion about you; only what you wrote: which was:

  1. Almost completely irrelevant to the subject of the thread.

    WTF have persisant threads got to do with fork and signals emulation on Windows failing to match the behaviour of real fork and signals on *nix!

    How the F*** are you going to ďinformed that it is now time for them to please roll over and die.Ē; when "it", is a separate process currently blocked in a kernel IO call? Take out an ad in the Times. Yell really loudly.

  2. Even the answer you gave -- which was to a completely different question -- was wrong in at least four ways!

    How can a thread both be: a) listening to a queue; b) monitoring a shared variable and c) waiting for IO?

    This: " Control the system with messages. Indicate that itís time to die with a shared flag, and also send a message to that effect so that any thread thatís listening on a queue will wake up, read it, put its own house in order, and die. " is just a conflagration of snippets of algorithms that you've read about -- but never tried to use -- taken out of their contexts and regurgitated en-masse as an unholy ensemble of nonsense.

I try very hard to live up to the proverb in my sig: "Examine what is said, not who speaks"; but when someone consistently, and repeatedly, and despite all attempts to point out the inaccuracies; misunderstanding; and just plain crap their responses contain; continues to respond on subjects that it is clear to anyone with even a modicum of knowledge, they have nothing useful to contribute; then yes, that does color my opinion of that person.

I will respond as best I can, try to be as helpful as I may be to the original poster and to the thread,

You are helping no one by responding with such utter garbage in threads on subjects it is patently and painfully obvious you haven't got the first clue what you are talking about.

If you want to change my opinion of you: A) stick to what you know; and realise you are fooling noone; b) try writing some code. Try putting some of your"advice" into practice; you'll soon discover why it incenses me so to see you make shit up and offering it to others in the guise of knowledge and guidance.


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Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.


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