[Project_owners] some questions about xpcom
enndeakin at sympatico.ca
Sat Feb 21 12:59:27 EST 2004
dcarboni at crs4.it wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Neil <neil at parkwaycc.co.uk>
>Date: Saturday, February 21, 2004 2:05 am
>Subject: Re: [Project_owners] some questions about xpcom
>>Davide Carboni wrote:
>>>instead", because it is hard to accept such a change ;)
>>At least, it's not implemented as such in Mozilla... all
>>proxied on to the UI thread.
>(writing from the Mozilla developer room at Fosdem in Brussels)
>It seems a big limitation in application development. The strenght of
>RAD in Mozilla is in the combination of XML/scritping languages upon a
>stable XPCom platform. Don't you think guys that something should be
>done to allow scripts to be multi-threaded? Otherwise, Mozilla will stay
>a step behind to other development platforms IMHO.
Could you explain why you need another thread, and why using setTimeout
isn't a possibility for your purposes?
I don't think there's any issue with actually using threads in
XPCOM component in Mozilla threadsafe however would take far more time
that anyone has.
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