ES6 Tasks and TaskQueues
Mark S. Miller
erights at google.com
Tue Mar 4 10:47:33 PST 2014
On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 10:39 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 5:59 AM, Claude Pache <claude.pache at gmail.com>
> > Le 24 févr. 2014 à 19:40, Allen Wirfs-Brock <allen at wirfs-brock.com> a
> écrit :
> >> I don't think this use of the word "turn" is broadly enough known to
> provide many spec. readers an immediate intuitive feeling for the concept.
> > It seems to me that the word "turn" is widely used in that sense for
> turned-based games such as chess, so that it has a good chance to be
> understood. Or am I mistaken?
> I agree with Claude and others who feel that "turn" is confusing
Hi Tab, you are reading Claude's message in the opposite way that I am.
Hi Claude, which did you mean?
> - in
> every outside use of "turn" as a noun, it refers to the time-slice in
> which you take actions, not the actions themselves. It is sometimes
> used slangily to refer to "the things you did during the timeslice",
> like "Argh, your turn destroyed my plan, now I've got to think more.",
> but in general using "turn" to refer to an action feels extremely
> weird to me.
> At least for me, this intuition comes from my long experience as a
> gamer of various sorts - this usage applies equally to card games,
> board games, video games, etc.
> I won't die if it ends up getting used, but I'd greatly prefer a different
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