digitalmars.D.learn - Should I bother porting Win32 threading examples?
Andrej Mitrovic <andrej.mitrovich gmail.com> writes:
I'm in the process of porting WinAPI examples from Petzold's Windows Programming book to D. In the book there's a chapter on multithreading. It covers thread creation, messaging queues, critical sections, TLS (heh..), and event signaling. Since we pretty much have all of this in D already (+ its multiplatform), I'm thinking it might be a good idea to skip translating this chapter's samples. I don't want to encourage newbies to use WinAPI threading functions when it's completely unnecessary to do so. I *could* however demonstrate how it's done in D instead, and put some documentation in the modules on how it works. So while it won't follow what the book says, at least it's there instead of being completely left out. Whaddya think, Windoze users?
Jun 13 2011
Kagamin <spam here.lot> writes:
Andrej Mitrovic Wrote:I don't want to encourage newbies to use WinAPI threading functionsYou shouldn't encourage newbies to use any system calls, not just winapi.
Jun 15 2011