Minor Correction? Mark K. Gardner (14 Apr 2000 16:45 UTC)
Re: Minor Correction? Dave Mason (14 Apr 2000 16:56 UTC)
Re: Minor Correction? Marc Feeley (15 Apr 2000 02:59 UTC)

Re: Minor Correction? Dave Mason 14 Apr 2000 16:56 UTC

>>>>> On Fri, 14 Apr 2000 10:45:05 -0600, "Mark K. Gardner" <xxxxxx@asimov.lanl.gov> said:

> Shouldn't the definition of thread-terminate! state that threads
> which are not the current thread should terminate immediately?

>> If thread is not running or it is the current thread, it is
>>                                  ^not
>> terminated immediately, otherwise the scheduler may wait until the
>> thread blocks or is preempted before terminating it.

Nope.  If a thread calls thread-terminate! then it can (and according
to the spec, must) terminate immediately.  Likewise for not-running
threads.  But running threads other than the caller of
thread-terminate! may run until they block or are preempted.