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4.2. Microsoft-style threads (Programming)




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This article is from the Threads Programming FAQ, by Bryan O'Sullivan bos@serpentine.com with numerous contributions by others.

4.2. Microsoft-style threads (Programming)

This family consists of two subgroups, both originally developed by
Microsoft.
* WIN32 threads are the standard threads on Microsoft Windows 95 and
Windows NT.
* OS/2 threads are the standard threads on OS/2, from IBM.

Although both of these were originally implemented by Microsoft, they
have diverged somewhat over the years. Moving from one to the other
will require a moderate amount of work.

 

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