develooper Front page | perl.perl5.porters | Postings from April 2018

Re: [perl #133021] Removed the word "discouraged" from threads'documentation

Thread Previous | Thread Next
From:
Rocco Caputo
Date:
April 10, 2018 15:07
Subject:
Re: [perl #133021] Removed the word "discouraged" from threads'documentation
Message ID:
E2C8E1C0-61A8-4CD6-980A-927D416E378B@pobox.com
On Apr 10, 2018, at 10:27, Dave Mitchell <davem@iabyn.com> wrote:
> 
> I am all in favour of having, at the same location as the current
> 'discouraged' text, but instead of it, a big flashing neon sign saying
> that perl threads are a bit different from what you might expect and only
> use them if you understand that (e.g. each thread is a non-shared clone
> of the parent, with memory and start-up-cost implications).


Also that you will mostly be on your own navigating the differences,
as Perl's users on average are reluctant at best to help you with them
and will often "actively encourage" you to seek other implementations.

-- 
Rocco Caputo <rcaputo@pobox.com>

Thread Previous | Thread Next


nntp.perl.org: Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
Comments to Ask Bjørn Hansen at ask@perl.org | Group listing | About