From: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > I've seen the word 'threadsafe' in various commands (I can't think of them > off-hand unfortunately) and was wondering whether the word referred to the > ability to maintain 'state' within a job. I was also wondering if it had > any conoctation with the java concept? I can't seem to find any definition > for it in IBM Book Reader searches, other than the places it is being used. > I understand that each communication between a browser and the server is > considered a separate entity. The server is not necessarily aware of any > logical connection between successive user repsonses due to the ability of > the technology to allow the user to decide what the next screen is to be > rather than letting the application software decide. Is this correct? > If this is the case, then melding back-end application processing code with > a server and hence to a browser raises some interesting issues with state, > and logical transactions. Interesting yes, but nothing to do with "threadsafe". Roughly speaking, a program is threadsafe if more than one invocation can safely be active in the same thread (loosely: session) at the same time. +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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