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danstur • Edited

@jesse Interesting definition and I can absolutely see the value in distinguishing between the two that way.

That doesn't seem to be the only definition though and not the one I'm used to. If you look at say the C++ memory model definition in the standard or Java Concurrency in Practice (to name one seminal book in that area) both use "concurrently" meaning "parallel".

e.g. from the standard: "Thus a bit-field and an adjacent non-bit-field are in separate memory locations, and therefore can be concurrently updated by two threads of execution without interference"

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Jesse Phillips

Yeah, I'm not too fond of trying to make a distinction for those terms... I always have to look up which one is which. But asynchronous has the same issue.