Getting locks and sharing: was RE: Getting concurrency

todd <>
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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