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- Subject: Re: What's the difference between a "coroutine" and a "thread" in Lua?
- From: David Given <dg@...>
- Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2007 21:16:23 +0100
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Gregg Reynolds wrote:
> "thread" is already taken; I
> don't know if one could make it mean "kernel thread" without breakage.
The embedded world tends to use 'task' to mean something in between a
traditional process and a traditional thread.
When writing another piece of software using coroutines (which eventually had
to be emulated using pthreads... sigh), I dubbed them 'threadlets'.
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