[Haskell-cafe] Re: Why functional programming matters

Achim Schneider barsoap at web.de
Thu Jan 24 15:04:39 EST 2008

Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> wrote:

> jwlato:
> > 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.
I said _don't_ make me think of using par on a beowolf cluster of
ps3's. Don't you guys have any scruples?

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