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

Joshua Bloch josh at bloch.us
Thu Dec 28 13:02:47 EST 2006


Hmmm.  I remember people bitching about GC performance, but not usability.
I'm saying that the transaction model is not as easy to program to as it
appears, and it does not free you from thinking about locks (in my
experience with Encina and Camelot).  Did people bitch about the usability
of GC?


On 12/28/06, Brian Goetz <brian at quiotix.com> wrote:
> On the other hand, people said the same thing about garbage collection.
> > I too have my doubts.  I programmed general purpose transaction systems
> > of an earlier era (Camelot and Encina, for the terminally curious), and
> > they're harder to program in practice than they appear in theory.  Of
> > course the analogy between these systems and STMs is imperfect, but not
> > entirely bogus, I think.
> Unrelated unfortunate observation: There's snow on my driveway :(
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