[concurrency-interest] Nice video interview with Tim Harris and Simon Peyton-Jones

Brian Goetz brian at quiotix.com
Wed Dec 27 14:43:40 EST 2006


Lousy interviewer, but good interviewees, talking about transactional 
memory and the future of concurrency.

My favorite quote (paraphrased): "Building concurrent programs with 
locks is kind of like building a skyscraper out of bananas.  Smart 
people can come up with clever techniques for hooking bananas together, 
but the result is still fragile.  Rather than investing energy in 
mastering banana-coupling techniques, it would be better to invest it in 
better materials."

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