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 Thu 30th Aug 2001 19:31 UTC

Well, if messages are guaranteed to go through, it becomes easier to write code, but it remains convoluted. Writing code with multiple windows that need to interoperate still requires to go through some asynchronous channels, and the code to do that is still harder to design, write, test and validate than purely synchronous code ; the benefits that you might get (if any, I still need ot be convinced about that) are in my opinion unlikely to outweigh the extra cost of development. --jbq