Problem in threading

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Thu Dec 30 07:17:41 CET 2004

"Gurpreet Sachdeva" <gurpreet.sachdeva at> wrote in message
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> So That means blindly using threads on any process won't help!

It depends on what "help" means to you.   Both Windows and Unix (and it's
variances) are considered "thread-weak" OSes.  So, using thread will come
with some cost.   The long gone IBM OS/2 is a classic example of a
"thread-strong" OS.

Still, a good use of thread would be, for example, a name-pipe server.   See
for instance:,l=252,p=pipes

Here you will see a performance improvement when threads are being used.

The example you listed isn't a good use of thread for performance
improvement sake.

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