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From Marc Slemko <ma...@worldgate.com>
Subject Re: windows: the excuse of the century
Date Sun, 18 Jan 1998 04:28:44 GMT
On Sat, 17 Jan 1998, Marc Slemko wrote:

> We can't handle more than 64 threads right now because we use
> WaitForMultipleObjects and Microsoft, in their infinite wisdom, decided
> that thou shalt only have up to 64 objects for this call.  I really miss
> the obsolete, limited and poorly designed Unix functions.
> 
> There is a define that limits us to 50, but that is easy to change...

Erm, sorry that 50 limit (MAX_PROCESSES) is of course nothing to do with
threads.

The rest still holds though.

> 
> In some places, this is easy to fix by just making multiple calls but in
> places where it blocks it isn't so easy...
> 
> I think we need a better threading model; ie. dynamic creation and
> desctruction like the Unix process model and removing the 64 limitation.
> 


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