A lightweight thread is a Thread

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Mon Feb 3 06:56:29 UTC 2020

On 03/02/2020 02:28, Christopher Hunt wrote:
> Is “lightweight” descriptive enough if we are essentially discerning pre-emptive threads from cooperative ones, or kernel ones from user land ones? Would it therefore be more useful to introduce a hierarchy reflecting the scheduling nature nature of a thread?
> Also, as a term, “lightweight” tends to survive only until something more lightweight comes along.
The discussion thread "Virtual Threads: A Short Note about Naming" [1] 
and the Thread's updated class description in the current prototype [2] 
should help get you up to speed on this topic.



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