Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 27th Aug 2001 05:22 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS AtheOS is a modern, free (GPLed) Operating System written from scratch in C++. A big chunk of the OS is POSIX compliant, supports multiprocessing and it is GUI-oriented (fully OOP). Today we are hosting an interesting interview with the AtheOS creator, Kurt Skauen. Kurt is talking about his views on binary compatibility in future versions, multithreading and the future of his OS in general.
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Re : Multithreading
by Jean-Baptiste Queru on Mon 27th Aug 2001 10:24 UTC

Allowing for multiple threads isn't bad in itself. There are a few cases where it makes sense, because it can allow to simplify code, to speed up code, to use multiple CPUs inside a same application. However, there's a great distance between allowing for multithreading and forcibly making every application perversely multithreaded at its core. Especially when you can't guarantee that asynchronous messages are properly delivered. This is an issue already when writing new code, and can make it a nightmare to port applications from other platforms. --jbq