[concurrency-interest] Lock-free mania

Dhanji R. Prasanna dhanji at gmail.com
Tue Apr 17 00:50:27 EDT 2007

On 4/17/07, Larry Riedel <larryr at saturn.sdsu.edu> wrote:
> I think if there was a question of will the increasing availability and
> trendiness of lock-free, wait-free, obstruction-free, blahblahblah-free
> tools lead to hordes of "architects" and "principal engineers" choosing
> those tools for no technically justifiable reason to create inferior and
> broken solutions to nonexistent problems, I think it would be safe to
> agree the answer is yes.

The same can be said of lockful or other concurrency tools. This doesnt
speak to the general effectiveness of lock-free algorithms (or lockful ones
for that matter). Just like the REST vs. SOA debate.

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