urs at otis.stanford.edu
Wed Oct 23 17:45:44 UTC 1991
> The manual is unclear about whether multiple processes can be created in V1.1.
> It claims "only limited functionality". Can I create, by any hack, multiple
Yes, you can; see the scheduler code and prompt.self for some
examples. The "limited functionality" (p. II-10) refers to the
Self-level objects: Self 1.1 does not actually use processes, but they
do indeed exist (and work). The process primitives are described on
p. I-43 in the manual.
The next release uses processes to a fair degree, for example in the
UI. The Self code to handle processes and scheduling has changed
quite a bit, but the basic VM functionality is essentially the same.
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