Re: Symmetry of current-process vs other-process procedures Lassi Kortela 26 Aug 2019 18:21 UTC
> If you want all that, grovel in /proc yourself, I say. I didn't mean that the present SRFI should include procedures to query other processes. I meant naming the procedures we do have in such a way that it will be easy to make symmetrical extensions in the future. > The difference between niceness and priority: Niceness is set by the > program and is normally more or less static. Priority is determined by > the kernel on a moment-by-moment basis, taking niceness and many other > things into account. If "priority" is generally understood as a dynamic concept then it's best to stick with that. From that point of view, niceness is a priority hint. On Windows, it seems they just talk about setting the priority: <https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4208/windows-equivalent-of-nice>. I can't find distinctive words for priority and priority hint there.