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Re: Call lisp function asynchronous


From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: Call lisp function asynchronous
Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2007 00:14:21 -0400
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In article <address@hidden>,
 Tim X <address@hidden> wrote:

> The timer will probably achieve what you want, but its not done asynchrously 
> in
> the true sense. If the operation associated with the timer is resource
> intensive or long running, you are very likely to observe 'freezes'. 

That's still truly asynchronous.  Asynchronous means that something 
happens automatically when some condition occurs, rather than being part 
of the sequential operation of the program.

Whether the main operation of the program continues in parallel is an 
orthogonal issue.

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Barry Margolin, address@hidden
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