Re: Heap memory available (W32 console app in Visual C++)

"Alex Blekhman" <>
Fri, 29 Aug 2008 01:33:19 +0300
"CriCri" wrote:

Frankly, it is not my interpretation which is ridiculous, but
the original statement - which is very confused and not at all
scientifically rigorous.
Doug and yourself both want to wash over this imprecision by
saying "we (Windows programmers), know what we mean: and the
rest of you ought to be able to understand our interpretation".
I am not a Windows programmer; and I certainly have no intention
of accepting any Microsoft-specific interpretations of
fundamental concepts.

Oh Christophe, come on. Just admit you have misinterpreted Doug's
post. It has nothing to do with Windows or whatever. Probably my
brain, too, is damaged by Windows beyond any hope, but I can't see
from Doug's definition why all threads must acquire a mutex at the
same time.

Anyway, just to end this argument here is the scientifically
rigorous corollary from Doug's statement:

All threads must acquire the same mutex anytime they wish, but
absolutely before they try to enter a critical section. Then the
mutex will allow one and only thread to run until this thread
relinquish the mutex.


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