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Good information, one nitpick.

As you say, Perl 6 uses continuations, and with continuations you can implement threading.

However the threading model that you get is a cooperative multi-tasking model in one process. Which means that you don't get the ability to keep running other threads when one thread does a blocking operation (like a long-running database call), and you again don't get the ability to ever take advantage of multiple CPUs.

But I know that elian is fully aware of both points, and would be astonished if he did not make the OS threading model available to Parrot in some fairly sane fashion.


In reply to Re: Things you need to know before programming Perl ithreads by tilly
in thread Things you need to know before programming Perl ithreads by liz

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