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The original Windows programming model didn't use threads. Everything was event driven: The entire application was waiting for something to happen, implemented as a new element in the message (/event) queue. The message was processed, conceptually by event concepts, that is: instantaneously.

Telecommunication people have programmed this way, using FSMs and state diagrams, since Day 1 of communication protocols. Other programmers never caught onto the way of thinking (although I have been using a disassembler written as a FSM: Recognizing an instruction prefix, an addressing mode or whatever were modelled as events).

Event/FSM modelling and programming is a completely different programming discipline. I haven't seen it taught in universities for at least twenty years. Nowadays, I don't think the lecturers are aware of it at all - not even in telecommunication courses. It really is a pity; event driven programming does have a lot of advantages.

Threads came in as an alternative, with all its problems. But people (especially those wiht *nix background) embraced it anyway. Every now and then I am itching to implement a complex protocol in a pure FSM manner, just to demonstrate how clean it could be. Even though other programmers might say: Yes, that looks great! I have no hope of making them do things that way themselves, though, so I never spent significant resources on it.
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