From: Larry McVoy <email@example.com>
To: Lawrence Stewart <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: TUHS main list <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [TUHS] Threads vs... not
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2021 15:02:08 -0700 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210804220208.GK9074@mcvoy.com> (raw)
A computer is a state machine. Threads are for people who can't program
On Wed, Aug 04, 2021 at 05:48:46PM -0400, Lawrence Stewart wrote:
> What do folks think about event-driven programming as a substitute for threads in UI and process control settings?
> I wrote the service processor code for the Sicortex Machines using libevent.a and I thought it was very lightweight and fairly easy to think about. (This was a thing running on ucLinux on a tiny 16 MB coldfire that managed the consoles and power supplies and temp sensors and JTAG access and booting and so forth.)
> Tk (IIRC) has a straightforward event driven model for UI interactions.
> Meanwhile, the dropbox plugin for my Mac has 120 threads running. WTF?
> This was triggered by the fork/spawn discussion.
> (started with Unix at V6 on an 11/34)
Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com http://www.mcvoy.com/lm
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2021-08-04 22:02 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2021-08-04 21:48 Lawrence Stewart
2021-08-04 22:02 ` Larry McVoy [this message]
2021-08-04 22:41 ` John Cowan
2021-08-04 22:51 ` Larry McVoy
2021-08-05 20:32 ` Clem Cole
2021-08-06 0:55 ` Dan Cross
2021-08-04 22:13 ` Anthony Martin
2021-08-05 23:02 ` Bakul Shah
2021-08-06 14:19 ` Steffen Nurpmeso
2021-08-06 14:43 ` John Cowan
2021-08-06 15:12 ` Steffen Nurpmeso
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