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Re: Lucent Technologies & Sun Microsystems



>the support for concurrency, and module-oriented approach to structuring
>of data and applications that Limbo induces is radically different from C,
>C++ and Java; that's a bonus.

I agree that the module-oriented approach to structuring and binding is
quite interesing.  I've never seen anything quite like it before and it
looks like it should encourage modules that provide services at a level
between that of library APIs and full-fledged programs---and it seems
like a more natural unit of replacement than, say, Java classes.  I'll
be very interested to see whether conventions develop so that modules
can be widely shared and yet easily replacable.  (Did someone say "Pink"?)

On the other hand, your statement about concurrency is unexpected.  Yes,
Limbo makes it easy to create new threads and Inferno seems to handle
them nicely, but that's all I've been able to find---no synchronization
primatives at all.  Have I missed something?

-- Greg