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jeremy at jeremy at
Tue Aug 28 19:44:22 EST 2001

On 28 Aug, Sean Neakums wrote:
> begin Martijn van Oosterhout quotation:
>> I don't know about broken, but I heard that NT thread switching is
>> slower than linux process switching and that's why they created
>> these new things called "strings" (or something like that) which
>> were even lighter weight than threads.
> Fibers, I think they're called.  The thing about fibers is that they
> must be explicitly scheduled by the application, IIRC.

That sounds excessivly painful.  I hope they're worth the effort.

I/O, I/O,
It's off to disk I go,
A bit or byte to read or write,
I/O, I/O, I/O...

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