[Haskell-cafe] Re: Can you do everything without shared-memory concurrency?

Robert Greayer robgreayer at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 12 11:34:01 EDT 2008

--- On Fri, 9/12/08, Bruce Eckel <bruceteckel at gmail.com> wrote:

> OK, let me throw another idea out here. When Allen Holub
> first
> explained Actors to me, he made the statement that Actors
> prevent
> deadlocks. In my subsequent understanding of them, I
> haven't seen
> anything that would disagree with that -- as long as you
> only use
> Actors and nothing else for parallelism.

As I believe it is the case that you can emulate shared resources, and locks to control concurrent access to them, using the actor model, I can't see how this can be true.



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