Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th Jan 2009 11:16 UTC, submitted by anonymous
General Unix Protothreads are a type of extremely lightweight threads - each protothread requires only two bytes of memory - that are usually used for embedded firmware programming, where memory is at a premium. Protothreads combine the low overhead with event-driven programming with the algorithmic clarity of threaded programming.
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flanque
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2005-12-15

Yeah well I'd use them just so I can say I use "proto threads". The name is pretty elite.

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