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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by Robert Björn on Sun 9th Sep 2001 19:00 UTC

Hi Joe! What you are getting at is not the problem with threads, as has been discussed here lately. With an object oriented API, you usually inherit from some kind of thread class and in most cases end up creating a separate header and c/cpp file anyway. You can then launnch the thread or control its priority via simple function calls. I think what you propose would just add much more hassle and not solve any problem. The real hurdle with threads is not setting them up or launching them, but managing communication and syncronization between them in a safe manner. Best Regards, Robert