[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: DSTM 0.1.1

Gregory Crosswhite gcross at phys.washington.edu
Thu Aug 5 13:18:21 EDT 2010

  Fair enough;  I was not complaining so much as pointing out that the 
exact manner in which Haskell threads interact with the FFI is not 
"obvious" (as you described it) given that the documentation is confusing.

Should I file a bug report to request that the documentation be updated?


On 8/5/10 7:52 AM, Brandon S Allbery KF8NH wrote:
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> On 8/5/10 00:47 , Gregory Crosswhite wrote:
>>   The documentation is a little confusing on this issue.  It sounded to me
>> when I read the documentation that all of the *OS* threads were blocked by
>> the FFI, when what was meant was that all of the *IO* threads assigned to
>> the calling OS thread are what is blocked, because the docs just say that
>> "threads" are blocked without being clear that they are only referring to a
>> particular subset of the threads.
> To be fair, until relatively recently (6.8?  6.6?) there wasn't a
> difference; the docs are out of date, not incomplete.
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