Simple threading

Aahz aahz at
Sat Nov 25 17:19:56 CET 2006

In article <12mgkd6e5cp5l16 at>,
Grant Edwards  <grante at> wrote:
>Re-binding a name is always an atomic operation.  Modifying
>many mutable objects is atomic.

You know this, but just to make clear: rebinding attributes of an object
(which are also sometimes called names) is not necessarily an atomic
operation.  Moreover, only a plain rebinding operation is atomic;
augmented assignment is frequently not atomic.
Aahz (aahz at           <*>

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