Subject: Re: Can you multi-thread in LISP From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 1998/04/06 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Lawrence Troxler | PMFJI, but I was under the impression that Allegro's multiple "threads" of | Lisp execution take place under co-operative multitasking, under a single | CPU thread. Maybe I'm mistaken? no. why do you quote _thread_ just because Allegro doesn't use one particular implementation of a well-known technology with lots of very different implementations? OS-level "threads" are mainly useful to C programmers, who can get nothing else. they aren't all that useful to programmers in higher-level languages, who can get the exact same services by other means. oh, apart from the hype-factor, of course. #:Erik -- religious cult update in light of new scientific discoveries: "when we cannot go to the comet, the comet must come to us."