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:

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> On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 3:53 PM, Ryan Gardner <rwgard...@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> 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?
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> Don't use that lock for threads. It's for tasks.
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>> 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.
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> There's no threading support on 0.4
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