threads - use them as much as you can

Sean Hinde <>
Mon Nov 27 16:24:08 CET 2000


> | Well, what I meant was that it's perhaps not made clear enough that
> | handling concurrency in Erlang is so much simpler than in, 
> say, Java,

Has anyone looked at the Real Time Java specs? They introduce asynch message
passing, mailboxes, proper timers, nice close down of threads without
deadlock (Gee!) and fix the garbage collector.

Sun seem to be very keen to get into the telecoms space for 3rd Generation
mobile services with their JAIN initiative, and Real time java is part of
that.

http://java.sun.com/aboutJava/communityprocess/jsr/jsr_001_real_time.html

It looks to be the ammo the Java proponents need..

Sean



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