[Stackless] Newbie questions

Russ Cox rsc at plan9.bell-labs.com
Mon Feb 17 19:51:33 CET 2003

> "Threads are evil" is a bit too strong, in my opinion. I see threads as an 
> OS-level tool. Just like hand-coding in assembler, it is sometimes a useful 
> technique. But threads are not a good solution to put concurrency into 
> applications. Unfortunately, no one has proposed a better universal solution 
> yet.

I disagree.  Threading a la Stackless Python is
a good solution for putting concurrency into applications.
See http://plan9.bell-labs.com/~rsc/thread/ for more
arguments to that effect.

(I'm not trying to start a flame war, just pointing out
a different view point.)


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