Re: SDL-News: SDL transitions

Subject: Re: SDL-News: SDL transitions
From: Martin von Loewis (
Date: Wed Sep 15 1999 - 11:45:05 GMT

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> Does the semantic of SDL postulate the atomicity of SDL-transitions?

Define "atomicity" :-)

The state of a process won't change except by actions of the process
itself. The process won't start another transition while one is in
progress; and at most one service is active at any given time.

Tha means, transitions in SDL are uninteruptable (and in that sense
"unteilbar", i.e. "atomar").

However, they are not instantaneous. I.e. the transitions of two
processes may exhibit arbitrary interleaving, and the time may
progress while a transition is executed.

Hope this helps,

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