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Re: Are there plans for a multi-threaded Emacs?

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Are there plans for a multi-threaded Emacs?
Date: 18 Nov 2003 14:57:20 +0900

David Masterson <address@hidden> writes:
> For instance, if the display-engine could be separated from the
> lisp-engine parts, then perhaps a mini-scheduler could fork off
> lisp-engines as needed (or requested) to process complicated things.
> The "engines" would theoretically be lighter weight than Emacs proper,
> but not as light-weight as multi-threading would allow.

How would this be different than multiple threads, as far as avoiding
typical threading problems (when lisp programs modify global/globally
reachable data)?

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