Meyer, OO and concurrency
Wed Jul 13 09:42:00 CEST 2005
Joe Armstrong (AL/EAB) writes:
> Why has it taken so long? - answer: because people think that
> concurrent programming is difficult - and because in the
> languages to which they have been exposed
> concurrent programming is extremely difficult.
I would add to that: because there is a widespread tendency to think
of concurrency as a burden you put up with in order to get better
performance. The idea that language-level concurrency might help you
structure a system to make it less complex than it would otherwise be
is surprising to most people in the industry---for reasons you've
discussed earlier on in this thread.
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