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Sun, 22 February 2004

One of the things I really like about the american culture, is their need to preserve the appearance of 'fair-play'. You'd think it only extends to people & sports. Wrong. It can be found in the documentation of minute fucntions in the Win32 API:

"There is no guarantee about the order in which threads will obtain ownership of the critical section, however, the system will be fair to all threads."

(From the InitializeCriticalSectionAndSpinCount() documentation)

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