Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Oct 2005 11:17 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Herb Sutter, a software architect from Microsoft, gave a speech yesterday at In-Stat/MDR's Fall Processor Forum. Addressing a crowd mostly consisting of hardware engineers, he talked about how the software world was ill-prepared to make use of the new multicore CPUs coming from Intel and AMD.
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RE[2]: Pay attention to Herb Sutter
by emarkp on Fri 28th Oct 2005 20:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Pay attention to Herb Sutter"
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Funny, those are the issues Sutter (and others) are bringing to the C++ committee--that the language will have to address threads explicitly, even if it harms the single-threaded case.

Additionally, his arguments finally convinced me that GC in C++ is a good thing. He has also been one of the people working on a GC model for Managed C++ which separates object lifetime (which can be deterministic) and memory reclamation.

And I'm confident he's familiar with the C# efforts. Since C# has some problems in the MT arena (all languages do) I don't see why it has a better chance at addressing MT issues than C++ does.

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