[fpc-pascal]Synapse for FPC

Matt Emson memsom at interalpha.co.uk
Tue Jul 22 12:27:56 CEST 2003

Looking at Lukas' email, I will direct this at FPC and Michael's 'No thread'
assertion. I see that Synapse itself is perfectly rational when concerning
Multi Threading.


> > I've been cooperating to get it to work with FPC. It's one of the
> > few suites that doesn't require threads and/or message pumps. So it was
> > better suited to work with FPC, till we have sufficient support for
> > threads and the like. (scheduled for 1.2)
> Is it synchranous/blocking or asynchranous? TCP/IP without threads is an
> interesting idea, but I wouldn't like to have to use it. I don't see how
> could be usable in a real life app.
> TCP/IP is, by definition, only really suited to a multithreaded
> otherwise one of two things happen. Your app blocks till it gets a packet
> and locks the GUI in the process, or your app has to do everything
> asynchronously and adds an order of magniture to the complexity of your
> event loop. You'll end up with the horrible mess that was Winsock on
> in the second scenario.
> Mind, maybe I've just been spoilt by working on Windows and BeOS ;-)
> Matt
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