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Re: Objects, processes, and encapsulation

ianeast wrote:
> Oyvind, Gerald
> Would you agree that...
>    process = thread + context
> ?
> Have learned in my teaching that terminology is dangerously overloaded in
> computing. Am now up to three different uses of 'synchronous', only one
> of which is strictly correct. All three above seem similarly abused.

I remember being amazed (back around 1990) by the great number of
different ways these terms were used. It would certainly help if they were
precisely defined at the start of future papers...

Dyke Stiles
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