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From: Anthony Williams (anthony_w.geo_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-22 12:53:05

Alexander Terekhov <terekhov_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Peter Dimov wrote:
>> This is the whole point of an abstraction. The only reason we aren't using
>> it on Windows is because Microsoft doesn't supply it.
> Uhmm.
> <quote>
> Microsoft's Newest Version of Windows Services for UNIX Is Now Available
> Free of Charge
> Latest Version of Microsoft's Award-Winning Windows UNIX Interoperability
> Product Offers Customers Enhanced Performance and New Functionality That
> Extends Investments In UNIX-Based Systems; SFU 3.5 Is Finalist in
> LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards
> </quote>

As I understand it, SFU is a complete subsystem. You either write your app for
SFU, or you write it for Win32. Though it does mean you can run pthreads-based
apps on Windows, it's not quite the same.


Anthony Williams
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