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Just Java™ 2, Fifth Edition by Peter van der Linden

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Chapter 10. Doing Several Things at Once: Threads

Doing Several Things at Once: Threads

Multithreading is not a new concept in software, but it is new to come into the limelight. People have been kicking around experimental implementations for 20 years or more, but it is only in the last few years that desktop hardware (especially desktop multiprocessors) became powerful enough to make multithreading popular.

There is a POSIX [1] document P1003.4a (ratified June 1995) that describes a threads API standard. The threads described ...

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