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Re: [std-proposals] Fwd: set_new_handler extension

From: Thiago Macieira <thiago_at_[hidden]>
Date: Wed, 31 May 2023 15:35:38 -0700
On Wednesday, 31 May 2023 15:29:43 PDT Phil Bouchard wrote:
> The solution is to eliminate the probability race-conditions happen at
> low-level layers so the programmer can focus on higher level
> functionalities and algorithms.
> If the programmer can't write proper high-level algorithms then that's
> another story.

But if the programmer can write high-level algorithms, the low-level silent
locking you're proposing is, at best, overhead. At worst, it's counter-
productive causing deadlocks that the programmer needs to workaround.

As a quick example: how would you write the code for "if the list is empty,
append value 1" (remember: multiple threads will be running this code).

Thiago Macieira - thiago (AT) macieira.info - thiago (AT) kde.org
   Software Architect - Intel DCAI Cloud Engineering

Received on 2023-05-31 22:35:41