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Re: Workers

From: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 23:49:35 +0100
Message-ID: <4883C0FF.8070803@cam.ac.uk>
To: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
CC: public-html@w3.org

Andrew Fedoniouk wrote:

> I think that term 'thread' shall be used in the specification instead of
> "completely separate and parallel execution environment". Thread is well 
> established and universally understood term. Anyway that specification 
> is targeted on developers. I doubt that any non-technical person will 
> even try to read that.

I was under the impression that the term "thread" generally implied 
shared state whereas workers are shared nothing. Unless I am mistaken I 
think that referring to workers as "threads" would be bad because it 
will give people the idea that the workers api needs to solve all the 
problems that come with shared state.

"Mixed up signals
Bullet train
People snuffed out in the brutal rain"
--Conner Oberst
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