[fpc-pascal] Counting semaphore for free pascal

Michael Schnell mschnell at lumino.de
Thu Jul 30 11:29:32 CEST 2015

On 07/30/2015 10:50 AM, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> CriticalSection and TEvent derive their names from Windows OS calls, 
> adopted by Delphi and hence by FPC.
> There is nothing FPC specific about it.
OK. Thanks for the clarification.

I understand that the computer science names ate Mutex and Semaphore and 
both are adopted by UNIX / POSIX and then by Linux. No idea why the 
Windows makers chose to invent a new notation for that old stuff.


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