[concurrency-interest] Lock-free mania

Peter Kovacs peter.kovacs.1.0rc at gmail.com
Tue Apr 17 04:49:26 EDT 2007

On 4/17/07, David Holmes <dcholmes at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> Many forms of optimization induces some coupling with the hardware - but
> these are not things that change overnight. If it turns out that lock-free
> doesn't work as well on future architectures then we'll replace it with
> something else as needs be. That's how the real world works: there's a need,
> then a solution, and if the need changes or the solution stops working, we
> adapt and come up with a new solution. It's called "engineering".

Gee!!! In the real world, marketing departments, political parties,
viruses, etc. do this kind of adaptation all the time -- all of them
are then doing "engineering".

"These forty years now, I've been speaking in prose without knowing it!"


> Cheers,
> David Holmes
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