Subject: Re: Lisp io performance.
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/01/20
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* eric dahlman <>
| I thought that they promised that version 5.0 would fix that on most
| Unix platforms via os level threading.

  Allegro CL 5.0 uses OS-level threading only under Bill Gates' regime.

| I only have 5.0 on Linux which still uses user level threading so I
| cannot verify that until they send us our Solaris version...

  no difference between Linux and Solaris in this regard in Allegro CL 5.0.

  BTW, I don't _want_ OS-level threading.  it has far more problems than it
  could ever hope to solve.  OS-level threading is something you do when
  you can't get it right in the language, IMNSHO.  C needs it.  that's
  almost enough reason to avoid it.

  SIGTHTBABW: a signal sent from Unix to its programmers at random
  intervals to make them remember that There Has To Be A Better Way.