Computers are just as busy as the rest of us nowadays. They
have lots of tasks to do at once, and need some cleverness to
get them all done at the same time.
That's why threads are seen more and more often as a new model
for programming. Threads have been available for some time. The
Mach operating system, the Distributed Computer Environment
(DCE), and Windows NT all feature threads.
One advantage of... more...