Message from JavaScript discussions

October 2018

— Concurrency === make one task next to another task?


NapaJS adds kernel level multithreading, and combined with the concurrency you can then get parallel computing

— No

— Hmm... think of it like this

— Functions are only partially run, then another function is partially run, and so on

— It can rapidly switch between stacks, and partially run the current function in each, but only 1 at a time can be in active execution

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— When you add multithreading from NapaJS, you then can use that technique on multiple CPU cores instead of only 1

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— Concurrency is not parallelism, but it allows it to happen

— Ok. So which os the.diferrent between concurrency and promises?

— A promise is a type of control flow construct for chaining continuations, concurrency is a fundamental computer science theory

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— Lets say you have 3 functions... A, B, and C... and they each contain 3 units of work each...

— If you were to run them concurrently, and fairly, they would run their work units like so:

A.1, B.1, C.1, A.2, B.2, C.2, A.3, B.3, C.3

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