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NewsThe Evolution of Synchronization in Windows and C++ Pin
Terrence Dorsey4-Nov-12 10:44
staffTerrence Dorsey4-Nov-12 10:44 
When I first started writing concurrent software, C++ had no support for synchronization. Windows itself had only a handful of synchronization primitives, all of which were implemented in the kernel. I tended to use a critical section unless I needed to synchronize across processes, in which case I used a mutex.... Today the synchronization landscape has changed dramatically. There are a plethora of choices for the C++ programmer.
Exploring the state of synchronization in Windows and C++.

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