Are there any good mailing lists to discuss multi-threading design issues?
Richard Beton I am on the Java-Threads mailing list, hosted at University of Kent at Canterbury (firstname.lastname@example.org). This is a fairly quiet list but the quality of advice is typically very good. Broadly, the stance taken is that of simplifying thread programming by using the CSP model (using either JCSP or CJT libraries). This approach does well for hiding some of the tricky details of thread synchronisation whilst not costing a big performance hit. It draws on the lessons learned in the '80s with the Occam programming language.
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