[chuck-users] shreds, namespace, functions, classes, etc
ge at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Mon Nov 19 04:01:10 EST 2007
Hi again Kassen and all!
> Shred foo;
> This is quite mysterious to me, here a "Shred" (object) that's not a
> "shred" (sub-process) can "exit". Those two lines don't generate any
> errors, apparently they are fine but I have no idea what they do.
Yup, this part of the current state of things is confusing. The Shred
object is meant to represent a concurrent process/shred, so we'd have
means to talk about and communicate with various shreds. Instantiating a
Shred in code (e.g., Shred foo;) simply makes one of these placeholder
objects but no actual new shred is sporked in the VM. And currently,
there really isn't anything one can do with code-spawned Shred objects.
In short, instantiating Shred's don't really create new actual VM shreds -
the Shred type is there to deal with Shred internally created when spork ~
(and other sporking mechanisms) are invoked.
I hope this helps?
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