[quote about difference between coop multitasking and pre-emptive]
There is another one: no part of the BIOS and no DOS primitive is re-entrant,Quote:
>I think there is one thing that must be clearly stated: MS-Windows uses
>cooperative multitasking, wheras a 'good' multitasking OS uses preemptive
>This cooperative multitasking deal is in my opinioun _the_ reason why
>MS-Windows can still hang itself.
and all these completely prevent any programmer to use a safe multitasking
environment. I know some co-op OSes which hang themselves much less than win.
Just because it is sometimes possible to take the control back. It is NOT
possible under windows without a special implementation.
PS: Does WinEMU intend to choose to completely re-write win primitives to
make them cleanly re-entrant? If it is so, I use any beta of it instead of
the Mickey$oft patented one...