multi-core software

Lew noone at
Sun Jun 7 18:03:48 EDT 2009

Jon Harrop wrote:
> I agree entirely but my statements were about parallelism and not
> concurrency. Parallel and concurrent programming have wildly different
> characteristics and solutions. I don't believe shared mutable state is
> overly problematic in the context of parallelism. Indeed, I think it is
> usually the best solution in that context.

Interesting distinction.  Would it be fair to compare concurrent programming 
to the bricks used to build the parallel program's edifice?


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