Meyer, OO and concurrency

David Hopwood <>
Mon Jul 11 20:33:58 CEST 2005


todd wrote:
> Thomas Lindgren wrote:
> 
>> I found this on a blog
>>
>> "Bertrand Meyer had eloquently proven at ICSOC 2003
>> that OO cannot deal with concurrency very well, in
>> other words the granularity and programming model of
>> an object don't let you create (autonomous) "peers"."
>>
>> http://www.ebpml.org/site_updates.htm
>>
>> Does anyone know more about this? I haven't been able
>> to find what Meyer's actual argument was, but it
>> sounds like what Some People have been preaching for a
>> while :-)
>
> That's absurd. Send a message to an active object that runs in its own 
> thread. Done.

There's a bit more to it than that:
<http://www.erights.org/talks/promises/paper/tgc05.pdf>

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David Hopwood <>




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