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29. Threads: Introduction > Background Details of the Pthreads API

Background Details of the Pthreads API

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, several different threading APIs existed. In 1995, POSIX.1c standardized the POSIX threads API, and this standard was later incorporated into SUSv3.

Several concepts apply to the Pthreads API as a whole, and we briefly introduce these before looking in detail at the API.

Pthreads data types

The Pthreads API defines a number of data types, some of which are listed in Table 29-1. We describe most of these data types in the following pages.

Table 29-1. Pthreads data types

Data type


  

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