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Unix Protothreads


With these 400 lines of C code and a GCC compiler, you can write threaded code on any Unix system...
Protothreads is a programming model invented by Adam Dunkels that combines the advantages of event-driven (sometimes also called state machine) programming and threaded programming. The main advantage of the event-driven model is efficiency, both speed and memory usage. The main advantage of the threaded model is algorithm clarity. Protothreads gives you both. A protothread is an extremely lightweight thread. As with event-driven programming, there is a single stack; but like threaded programming, a function can (at least conceptually) block.
 read more | mail this link | score:6654 | -Ray, January 24, 2009
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