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concurrency list (was Re: Relinquishing Maintenance of Core Modules)
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* Leon Timmermans <> [2021-07-25 13:10:05 +0200]:

> On Sun, Jul 25, 2021 at 1:09 AM David Christensen <>
> wrote:
> > Whatever is done, I have been wanting a Perl concurrency mailing list
> > for many years.
> >
> We don't really need more talking, we need more doing.

This isn't super fair. Concurrency is a big deal and many-faceted.

The ideas of "practical" concurrency is way more important to
perl/Perl's future than virtually any other issue. This includes
Perl OOP. p5p, I agree, is not the place for most of what'd be
captured on any list.

Having a place for "all" to discuss it and attempt to form some
good will in this area (it having been a major point of discord in
the past).

I've recently sought to create an openmp@ list under, but
was told they are no longer creating them; but to do to any number
of providers to do so. Anything I'd hope to accomplish in an openmp@
list could be accomplished in a p5-concurrency@ list somewhere that
was collaborative.

Off the top of my head there are many topics ripe for discussion:

* ithreads
* forking based things
* async
* "real" threads via OpenMP/pthreads bindings
* perl vs Perl memory models
* atomicity/sequential consistency
* lots more stuff

So as long as it's TIMTOWTDI, I think it's a fabulous idea. Let me
know where to sign up! (#concurrency on irc.perl might be a cool
idea, too; but maybe after).


> Leon

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