Re: [Vala] Threads and async (was: Threads and closures problem)

Michael 'Mickey' Lauer píše v Čt 14. 01. 2010 v 00:48 +0100:
Jörn's mail about threads and closures reminded me about a problem I
wanted to highlight here.

The addition of async functions in Vala is a very great feature, however
I wonder how this could work with multiple threads? As far as I know,
the continuation is scheduled to be an idle callback against the main
context, right? If so, then this would mean that an async functions in a
thread B would only run in the B-context until the first 'yield',
afterwards it would continue to run in the A-context -- obviously
defeating the purpose of multithreading.

Async methods exist for us to be able to write coroutines without
multithreading. When you use multiple threads, you don't need async at

Are my worries justified and if so, how could we fix that?

No, I don't think they are.


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