I do think that both "catatonia" and "reclusive" sound rather unpleasant.
I may be missing something, but isn't the term "silent action" or "tau
action" commonly used for this? See e.g. the literature on the pi-calculus.
Alexander Terekhov wrote:
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> Subject: JavaMemoryModel: PC language alert: catatonia action
> We need to have a name for an action where a thread spins in an
> infinite loop without every issuing any interthread actions (e.g.,
> while (true); ). Since normally, only actions we consider are actions
> that interact with other threads, it doesn't issue any of the actions
> we normally use.
> Right now, we are using the term catatonia action, and say that a
> thread may perform an infinite sequence of
> catatonia actions.
> I just wanted to see if anyone had a suggestion for a better name, or
> thought we should avoid catatonia since it refers to a real
> sickness/disability some people have.
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