[fpc-devel] Multithreading under DOS

Leif Ekblad leif at rdos.net
Thu Sep 26 19:24:38 CEST 2013

DOS extenders are even worse candidates for multitasking than DOS. And if 
you aim to use 32-bit anyway, I see no reason to use an DOS extender over a 
real multitasking OS.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Schnell" <mschnell at lumino.de>
To: <fpc-devel at lists.freepascal.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2013 9:39 AM
Subject: Re: [fpc-devel] Multithreading under DOS

> On 09/25/2013 07:13 PM, Tomas Hajny wrote:
>> Anyway, interesting thread. ;-) Still, the overall goal (or set of goals) 
>> is not clear for me
> My intention with this was the (original) POSIX thread definition, that 
> (IIRC) does not require or rely on an external OS that (besides 
> multitasking multiple applications) helps with implementing multithreading 
> within an application.
> Here the old style ("light weight" / "internal" multi-thread enabled) 
> pthread lib might help. Supposedly same does not need to be "installed" 
> but could be statically linked to.
> (But don't ask me where such a beast can be found...)
> Supposedly same only comes in 32 Bit flavor, thus a DOS extender or GO32 
> will be necessary to run such programs.
> -Michael
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