itsy bitsy Unix

Jim Leonard trixter at
Fri Mar 18 15:39:46 CST 2005

Huw Davies wrote:
>> Come to think of it, cooperative multitasking is trivial, you can code
>> your own.  It looks like this:
>>      for {;;} { task1(); task2(); task3; /* etc */ }
>> and each task simply does stuff for a while, then returns when it has
>> nothing left to do or when it's time to give another task a shot at
>> the CPU.  That sort of system is very simple and very reliable.
> Anyone who's used a Macintosh before OS-X might want to disagree here.

Or any DOS-based version of Windows (ie Windows 1.0/286/386/3.x/95/98/ME). 
These were all "round-robin" if I am not misremembering...  (I certainly 
remember one application crashing and not passing control to the rest of the 
services well enough :-)
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