[plt-scheme] Re: Threads in PLT

From: McCarthyism (mccarthyjames at gmail.com)
Date: Thu Jan 31 11:43:47 EST 2008

Thanks Matt, that clears things up for me.

On Jan 31, 3:21 pm, "Matt Jadud" <jad... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jan 31, 2008 6:32 AM, McCarthyism <mccarthyja... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi, as a newb to using PLT I'm having trouble finding out if native
> > threads are supported, or for example if I have a machine with more
> > than 1 core, can I make use of the other cores using threads?
> As of the 37x series, they were not. That is, calls to (thread ...) do
> not spawn native threads. I do not know if the 4xx series will
> introduce native threads. I can imagine that reducing the amount of
> mutability in the native structures and data types might be steps in
> this direction, but that's just blind speculation---and I can't
> remember from various things I've read if they're anywhere on the
> roadmap.
> Cheers,
> Matt
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