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Re: Example of threads and concurrency?

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Example of threads and concurrency?
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:50:04 -0800
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Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Eric Abrahamsen <address@hidden>
>> Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:40:54 -0800
>> In my dumb example I had indeed expected to use accept-process-output.
>> But there's not a whole lot of advantage of using threads plus
>> accept-process-output over just using start|make-process with sentinels
>> and callbacks, right?
> It depends on what your network- or process-related code needs to do.
> If it just reads whatever the process has to give and that's all, then
> indeed, these two methods are roughly equivalent.  But if it has some
> more complex processing, like waiting for the process, dealing with
> errors, interacting with it, etc., then running that in a separate
> thread can make your code much simpler and easier to write, while
> letting the main thread (and thus the user) go about its business.

Okay, that makes sense.

Thanks again!

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