[Haskell-cafe] Re: Waiting for thread to finish

Jules Bean jules at jellybean.co.uk
Thu Dec 6 11:30:27 EST 2007

david48 wrote:
> Threads won't give you a speedup unless you run the program on a
> multi-core/multi-proc machine.

That's actually not true. Threads allow you managing your IO blocking 
better, and not making IO block your whole program can certainly speed 
it up by a couple of orders of magnitude.

> They help making the program simpler, IMHO.

They can. They can make it more complex, too :)


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