Changeset 28139 in project


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01/20/13 21:47:30 (8 years ago)
Author:
felix winkelmann
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added note about native/green threading

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    55== Unit srfi-18
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    7 A simple multithreading package, largely following the specification
     7A multithreading package, largely following the specification
    88of [[http://srfi.schemers.org/srfi-18/srfi-18.html|SRFI-18]].  This
    99document contains the core of the SRFI-18 documentation as well as
    1010information on Chicken deviations from the spec.
     11
     12The threads implemented in CHICKEN are so called "green" threads,
     13based on first-class continuations. Native threads that map directly
     14to the threads provided by the operating system are not supported.
     15The advantage of this is that threads are very lightweight and
     16somewhat larger degree of determenism. The disadvantage is that
     17execution of Scheme code on multiple processor cores is not available.
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    1219SRFI-18 defines the following multithreading datatypes:
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