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Re^5: Isolating dynamically loaded modules with Thread::Isolate.by BrowserUk (Pope)
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Threads are mainly useful as a way to regain some of the fork() semantics on amputated platforms that don't natively offer something equivalent. Indeed, the iThreads you so like, in various respects behave more like forked processes than like ye olde threads.
Aristotle Quit doggin' me.
A platform that chose a non-forking model of multi-tasking isn't "amputated", it just made different--I would contend, more modern and sensible; but don't let's get into that argument-- design-time choices.
The biggest single problem with iThreads is that they attempt to emulated that model of operation.
I simply try to make best use of what is available, and counter the (ongoing) FUD that they are unusable. And I think that I have demonstrated conclusively that used properly, they can be used very effectively.
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