Simple thread pools

Mike Meyer mwm at
Thu Nov 11 21:34:12 CET 2004

Josiah Carlson <jcarlson at> writes:

> Steve Holden <steve at> wrote:
> All I'm saying is that you can get the same kinds of concurrency, same
> kinds of throughput, same kinds of elapsed times, etc., with an
> asynchronous approach and a single thread.  I suppose 'whatever floats 
> [our] boats' and 'whatever implementation presents itself in the most
> timely manner'.

Except that multi-threaded code is prone to obscure, hard-to-isolate
bugs. Having done both multi-threaded and async servers, I'll take the
async version every time.

Mike Meyer <mwm at>
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