From: Johan Nilsson (r.johan.nilsson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-22 08:00:36
Anthony Williams wrote:
> Alexander Terekhov <terekhov_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> Johan Nilsson wrote:
>>> Wow, this caught my eye when lurking around. Are we promoting
>>> Windows-bashing for its own sake here ;-)
>> (REVIEWS: A nod toward Unix... PROS: + Bypasses Win32 API for
>> performance + Superior
>> performance to Win32 API +
>> Price is unbeatable)
> All a bit vague.
> It might well give better performance to code UNIX APIs directly in
> terms of the Windows native API rather than the Win32 API. It makes
> sense to me --- the fewer abstraction layers between user code and
> the underlying OS, the
> better. That's actually precisely my argument above.
> Note also that V3.0 is being reviewed, which doesn't include pthreads.
> Demonstrating that it is possible to code pthreads in terms of the
> native Windows API, especially if you're writing a whole UNIX-interop
> layer, including a full POSIX C library.
[... nodding my head in violent agreement ...]
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