ES6 Tasks and TaskQueues

Mark S. Miller erights at
Tue Mar 4 10:47:33 PST 2014

On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 10:39 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at>wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 5:59 AM, Claude Pache <claude.pache at>
> wrote:
> > Le 24 févr. 2014 à 19:40, Allen Wirfs-Brock <allen at> 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
> term.
> ~TJ

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