in reply to Re^2: Parrot, threads & fears for the future.
in thread Parrot, threads & fears for the future.

I haven't really had a good look at Perl6 yet so I don't want to make any comments as to how well it adresses threading.

I was commenting that it's not the threads-forks-clusters that make a difference, it's being able to hint to the compiler that some code *could* be parallelised, and having a language that provides some high-level constructs when I want to force something to be in a separate thread.

Programming thread pools and syncronisers and stuff feels very similar to programming low level functions in C - it focusses on what I want the computer to do, rather than telling it what I want to get. So I'm definately in the "future is parallel, but probably not threaded" camp.

I didn't believe in evil until I dated it.