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Why does everyone's thread abstraction

2018-09-20 23:20:07.225115+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Why does everyone's thread abstraction library always make things more complex and harder to deal with than just using the pthreads API directly? (Today's facepalms brought to you by Apple)

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#Comment Re: Why does everyone's thread abstraction made: 2018-09-22 10:57:07.764064+00 by: DaveP

We’ve settled on Intel's TBB as our threads foundation. I’m most definitely not the expert, but it’s been less troublesome than most of the alternatives, from what I’ve heard.

#Comment Re: Why does everyone's thread abstraction made: 2018-09-23 18:23:08.588745+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Because there are all these niggling little ways to get inter-thread communications and isolation wrong, so of course people make libraries that provide methods that do it properly. That have their own niggling little ways to get wrong.

#Comment Re: Why does everyone's thread abstraction made: 2018-09-24 00:52:45.35984+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, I guess it's kinda like the people who think that C is too error prone, so they code in PHP... and don't sanitize their database inputs.

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