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[2]: Neato
by vivainio on Tue 13th Oct 2009 20:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Neato"
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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.

This, however, is *much* more controversial than GCD. I don't expect to see much love for the feature in C programming circles, as it turns C into something completely different...

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