Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Oct 2009 18:24 UTC, submitted by Lazarus
FreeBSD Not too long ago, Apple open sourced its Grand Central Dispatch library, which aids in developing multithreaded code. It was suggested that it could be ported to other platforms, and the FreeBSD team has done exactly that. They have also done a lot of work related to getting GCD to work in a POSIX environment.
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RE: Neato
by Lazarus on Tue 13th Oct 2009 19:11 UTC in reply to "Neato"
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It's great to see this happening. When GCD first came out, I thought it was cool, but I feared that this Apple-only thing wouldn't go very far. Fortunately, Apple have realized that to get wide adoption of GCD, they would have to open-source it.

Also of note is that Apple not only open-sourced the GCD library, but it's also Apple's intention to submit blocks as an official extension to one or more of the C-based languages.

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