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On Dec 22, 2017 12:52 PM, "Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo" <> wrote:
> "Creates a new thread running in a new, independent state...."
> What does "thread" mean here? A pthread, for example?

"The type thread represents independent threads of execution ...

Thanks, but I hope you can see why I find this language a little opaque. "Type thread represents thread" is circular.

I take that the Lua engine implements it's own lthread infrastructure, which is non-pre-emptive. Yeah? So a Lua thread is basically a set of state data - an environment in which code executes. Afaik exactly parallel to any generic threading lib like pthreads (where a "thread" is actually a data structure). No? (I confess I find the language of threads confusing in general.)