Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Java Conference: Thoughts on future of concurrency

In another post on the Jazoon conference site, I describe a non-obvious concurrency problem we had to deal with in a recent project and daydream about the possibility of eventually having futures/promises, or something like it, that could maybe remove these kinds of problems from everyday coding much like garbage collection/reference counting removed (most) memory management problems from everyday programming. I point out that it would also be nice to implement it with an eye toward mechanical verfiability.

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