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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RE[2]: Drawbacks?
by Vanders on Sun 18th Jan 2009 23:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Drawbacks?"
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Seems like a rather long way around to do something you can already do with SySV ucontext manipulation. This appears to be a bit of a case of a solution in search of a problem, sadly.

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