Subject: Re: Can you multi-thread in LISP
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1998/04/06
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* 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?


  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.

  religious cult update in light of new scientific discoveries:
  "when we cannot go to the comet, the comet must come to us."