The task stuff and threading stuff will converge but for now they're separate. Part of the "experimental" label.
On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 3:57 PM, Yichao Yu <yyc1...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 3:53 PM, Ryan Gardner <rwgard...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> The documentation for Julia 0.5.0 says that the lock returned by >> ReentrantLock() "is NOT threadsafe" ( http://docs.julialang.org/en/r >> elease-0.5/stdlib/parallel/ see ReentrantLock()) . What does that >> mean? I interpret it to mean that I cannot safely call lock or unlock >> simultaneously with different threads, but then what good would the lock be >> at all? >> > > Don't use that lock for threads. It's for tasks. > > >> >> In any case, I need a reliable mutex-style lock, but am using Julia 0.4.3 >> where there is no Mutex, as far as I can tell. Can I use ReentrantLock and >> lock and unlock? Thanks. >> > > There's no threading support on 0.4 > > >