[Haskell-cafe] Re: Why functional programming matters

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Thu Jan 24 14:36:40 EST 2008

> In addition to STM, another item that should interest serious
> programmers is forkIO.  Lightweight threads that (unlike in Python)
> can use multiple cpu's.  Coming from Python, I personally appreciate
> this.  Using STM to handle concurrency issues often greatly simplifies
> multithreaded code.

And further on this, the use of `par` in pure code to make it go 
multicore is way beyond what most people think is possible.

-- Don

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