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-* **Non-Blocking**:​ Threads can call `computer.pullSignal` (or any higher level wrapper such as `event.pull`,​ `io.pull`, etc) without blocking the main kernel process nor any other thread. The thread itself is blocked until a signal or timeout occurs. The computational flow of the thread behaves just as if the same code where run in a script from the command line. Behind the scenes, the thread library is using pullSignal to swap between threads, and waking threads up when appropriate. This is very much unlike coroutines where `computer.pullSignal` blocks all other activity on the system until a signal or timeout occurs.+* **Non-Blocking**:​ Threads can call `computer.pullSignal` (or any higher level wrapper such as `event.pull`,​ `io.pull`, etc) without blocking the main kernel process nor any other thread. The thread itself is blocked until a signal or timeout occurs. The computational flow of the thread behaves just as if the same code were run in a script from the command line. Behind the scenes, the thread library is using pullSignal to swap between threads, and waking threads up when appropriate. This is very much unlike coroutines where `computer.pullSignal` blocks all other activity on the system until a signal or timeout occurs.