Drobe :: The archives
About Drobe | Contact | RSS | Twitter | Tech docs | Downloads | BBC Micro

Reply to thread

rejk: "Other systems simply have a job dispatch thread; it would listen to Wimp_Poll, and dispatch jobs to handler threads. This is both simple, and good enough. "

Lovely! I assume you're talking about modifying the Wimp_Poll loop so that it schedules jobs with the kernel (rather than execute the event handler code directly), using semiphores to avoid races and deadlocks. In fact, in an object oriented environment, it seems a more elegant solution.

 is a RISC OS UserViking on 29/5/09 7:53AM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Please login before posting a comment. Use the form on the right to do so or create a free account.

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • Software hosted by Drobe: Your guide
    A round-up of users' mini-websites on drobe.co.uk
     12 comments, latest by neilwhite on 17/11/07 9:57AM. Published: 5 Nov 2007

  • Random article

  • ArtWorks 2.75 update in free release
    Fixes bugs going back to the 1990s
     1 comment, latest by hzn on 18/8/07 7:36AM. Published: 17 Aug 2007

  • Useful links

    News and media:
    IconbarMyRISCOSArcSiteRISCOScodeANSC.S.A.AnnounceArchiveQercusRiscWorldDrag'n'DropGAG-News

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    Dealers:
    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster

    Usergroups:
    WROCCRONENKACCIRUGSASAUGROUGOLRONWUGMUGWAUGGAGRISCOS.be

    Useful:
    RISCOS.org.ukRISCOS.orgRISCOS.infoFilebaseChris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collectionNetSurf

    Non-RISC OS:
    The RegisterThe InquirerApple InsiderBBC NewsSky NewsGoogle Newsxkcddiodesign


    © 1999-2009 The Drobe Team. Some rights reserved, click here for more information
    Powered by MiniDrobeCMS, based on J4U | Statistics
    "Drobe's only failing is the sixth-form geek-journo tone with its lead balloon humour and occasional smugness and ugly personalty"
    Page generated in 0.0299 seconds.