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From: Alexander Terekhov (terekhov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-06-05 11:41:19

"Victor A. Wagner, Jr." wrote:
> I'm baffled that they want to penalize (time and space) those for whom a
> naked semaphore works. It's blatantly clear to anyone who's had to write a
> mutex that it's additional code on TOP of a semaphore.

Optimization stratergies aside (they are different for mutexes and
semas) a binary semaphore can be used as "normal" POSIX mutex.

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