Re: Atomicity block

Les Cargill <>
4 Feb 2004 21:30:37 -0500

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From: Les Cargill <>
Newsgroups: comp.distributed,comp.programming,comp.compilers
Date: 4 Feb 2004 21:30:37 -0500
Organization: AT&T Worldnet
References: 04-02-022
Keywords: parallel
Posted-Date: 04 Feb 2004 21:30:37 EST

Alexi wrote:
> Many languages introduce structures/keywords for critical sections,
> monitors and other similar stuff that does synchronisation, mutual
> exclusion and etc. Is there anything similar for atomicity? ...

It's probably better to have an O/S ( and probably hardware ) support
these things, so that language/compiler implementation may remain
uncluttered by these issues.

Ada has keywords for atomicity, but Ada didn't do very well in the
marketplace. Shame, it's a nice system.
Les Cargill

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