Todd Mytkowicz and Wolfram Schulte
Waiting for Godot is a famous play by Samuel Beckett, in which two men occupy their time while waiting, indefinitely, for the arrival of their friend, Godot. As the play progresses we learn that while both men claim Godot as an acquaintance, they really do not know him and further, would not recognize him even if they were to see him.
As a discipline, we have been discussing parallel programming for years. After all these years, do we know the right language abstractions for parallel programming?Would we recognize the right abstractions if we were to see them? Have we been simply biding our time, waiting for our Godot?