[OT] - REALBasic Claims 100K Users

Andre Garzia soapdog at mac.com
Wed Oct 4 18:13:15 EDT 2006


On Oct 4, 2006, at 7:04 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:

>
> What sorts of tasks would threading be essential for?
>

Making servers!!!!

We need threads or fork(). Thats the only way to serve thousands of  
concurrent connections. You create a simple server that can serve  
just one request. You pick every request create a new thread/fork and  
run that server with that request, even if it is a expensive request  
that will take long to work, it will not interrupt or harm the other  
request because each one is running on its own space.

You can't really work with queues and task lists when building a web  
server... I did that, but if something blocks, then the whole server  
blocks...

Andre


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