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    #1

    amounts to a gamble

    Can you explain the meaning of "amounts to a gamble" simpler?

    "However, it should be clear that such transactions are a risky proposition; at best, allowing a given transaction A not to be two-phase amounts to a gamble that no interfering transaction B will ever coexist in the system with A (for if it does, then the system overall has the potential to produce wrong answers)."

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    Re: amounts to a gamble

    If you allow transaction A not to be two-phase, you're gambling there won't be a transaction B that interferes with it.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: amounts to a gamble

    You are taking a risk.

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    Re: amounts to a gamble

    A serious risk.

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