[squeak-dev] Are Squeak processes pre-emptive?

Iain Bason iain at thebasons.com
Thu Apr 15 14:40:36 UTC 2010

On Apr 13, 2010, at 3:53 PM, Eliot Miranda wrote:

> A cooperative scheduler is one in which it is guaranteed that  
> another process does not run until the active process chooses to  
> yield.  This makes it easy to implement particular forms of  
> synchronisation because processes are not preemptive.

But it also makes it impossible to take advantage of multiple cores.   
Is the ease of synchronization really worth it?


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