POSIX Threads

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*Specification of The Open Group:
http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/007908799/xsh/threads.html
 
*Supports

*creation of threads and waiting for their completion,
 
*mutual exclusion (necessary to access shared data structures),
 
*condition variables (useful to signal that a condition is satisfied another thread is waiting for),
 
*read/write locks to synchronize concurrent read and write accesses to a shared data structure.
 

*Free Implementations:

*GNU Portable Threads:
http://www.gnu.org/software/pth/
 
*Next Generation POSIX Threading by IBM:
http://oss.software.ibm.com/pthreads/
 

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