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>If you want to make 300,000 threads in Lua or Go, go right ahead, but if you port that application to Java you're going to have a bad time.

In Java itself perhaps, but with Java you can use lightweight threads via Quasar. http://blog.paralleluniverse.co/2013/05/02/quasar-pulsar/

"a single machine can handle millions of them"

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