[squeak-dev] Re: The "correct" approach to multi-core systems.

nicolas cellier ncellier at ifrance.com
Sun Mar 2 21:35:22 UTC 2008

Igor Stasenko a écrit :
> On 02/03/2008, Jason Johnson <jason.johnson.081 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> But the question is, where do you make your trade offs.  If you take
>>  the simple way *for you* then just give access to threading to
>>  everyone and let them suffer with the pain of a paradigm too complex
>>  to be done correctly.
>>  If you take the way that's simply for *everyone else* then you put
>>  this sharing inside the VM in the places it makes since and hide it
>>  from the language level (e.g. how at least Erlang does it)
> I'd vote for *everyone* - put threading control at language side, as
> everything else in smalltalk. Any 'magic' should be a code which i can
> read and change, placed in image, not in VM.
> No-magic is the spirit of smalltalk, after all.

Yes but the spirit is also to build a VM able to hide some low level 
details like memory allocation...
Smalltalk programmers are released from these release problems...
Free to concentrate on higher level problems.

Wouldn't this apply to threads too?


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