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: Read between the lines
by apoclypse on Wed 14th Oct 2009 12:37 UTC in reply to "Read between the lines"
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Except you'd be wrong. OSX IS POSIX compliant and is more Unix than even Linux.At the end of the day what really separates OSX from other unices is the interface it uses which is machlike. In fact if you read this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POSIX you would see that OSX conforms almost 100% with one or more of the POSIX standards and is considered Fully POSIX compliant. Linux on the other is considered Mostly POSIX compliant, because it isn't compatible with the full or even most of the standards. OSX also has received the UNIX 03 certification which means for all intents and purposes OSX is UNIX.

Aside from that POSIX doesn't really mean much if you really think about it. Even Windows can be considered mostly POSIX compliant with the right software installed. The real Unix standards are actually being set by projects like FreeBSD and Linux, they usually are the first to implement new technology and usually their brethren follow suit to conform to what is currently happening.

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