Re: Threads question

Todd Graham Lewis (
Fri, 25 Apr 1997 19:04:50 -0400 (EDT)

On Sat, 26 Apr 1997 wrote:

> I see nothing about IRC that would make it work better with a single
> thread per connection. It's just a little easier to program that way.

Exactly. I'm not saying that a combo approach is better technology per
se, but rather that it allows the programmer to work with a threading
model, even when strict threading would have negative side-effects.

> [Admission: I've never actually used IRC, so I might be talking out
> of the side of my mouth on this one.]

Same here, for better or worse. One of our guys works on ircd (he's the
one I got the stats from.)

Todd Graham Lewis          MindSpring Enterprises