Getting locks and sharing: was RE: Getting concurrency

todd todd@REDACTED
Tue Jun 14 19:27:03 CEST 2005

Michael Williams wrote:

>Erlang programmers use concurrency (processes) to program things which happen
>independently at the same time. 
>Other people use concurrency to let several CPU to process a chunk of data ("a
>bunch of threads running arround a big shared data structure").
>These two ways to "use" concurrency are fundamentally different.  Bray is writing
>about the second way to "use" concurrency" and possibly has never done any
>programming which requires the "Erlang" way. My guess is that the multi-core
>multi-threaded chip manuafacturers  have probably yet to realise that there is a
>market in Erlang type applications. SUN will shut up about this until they have
>found some way to squeeze Java into Erlang type applications. 
You would think given sun's push on the grid architecture that they 
would be thinking of making erlang style changes to java. I'd like to 
see it happen.

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