Subject: Re: Are shared-structure mutations actually important?
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 06:09:51 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.scheme
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George Neuner  <> wrote:
| Not to mention that aliased mutation is at the heart of every mutual
| exclusion algorithm.  Disallowing it would make handling exclusive use
| resources impossible.

I'm sorry, I don't understand this. For example, Dekker's
Algorithm <>
does not use aliased mutation. [Mutation, yes, but not aliased.]
So AFAICT aliased mutation is certainly *not* at the heart of
*every* mutual exclusion algorithm...


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