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Re: Sync API for workers

From: Andrew Wilson <atwilson@google.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2012 21:57:01 -0700
Message-ID: <CAArhhismCgh2btrssiiQnYXULhGobHS6jqNX32LO73J4a6A4hA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>
Cc: olli@pettay.fi, Rick Waldron <waldron.rick@gmail.com>, David Bruant <bruant.d@gmail.com>, "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Sun, Sep 2, 2012 at 12:16 PM, Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 2, 2012 at 12:24 PM, Andrew Wilson <atwilson@google.com>wrote:
>
>> I am not optimistic that we can do deadlock prevention in the general
>> case with MessagePorts, for the same reason that it's prohibitively
>> difficult to reliably garbage collect MessagePorts when they can be passed
>> between processes.
>>
>
> Would you consider this an implementation-blocking problem?
>

No. To the contrary, I was (poorly) arguing in favor of not making deadlock
prevention a required part of the spec.
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