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    Default Grand Central Dispatch Comes To FreeBSD

    Phoronix: Grand Central Dispatch Comes To FreeBSD

    Apple's Grand Central Dispatch technology introduced in Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" was open-sourced under the Apache license last month by Apple and now it has worked its way into FreeBSD. This software, which helps in optimizing applications for multi-core systems, has ported the libdispatch library from GCD to FreeBSD and made Grand Central Dispatch more POSIX friendly. Additionally, a Clang compiler package that is blocks-aware is also available, which can run well in a GCD environment...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzYwOQ

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    This is great news! I hope to see more algorithmic portability. Designing on an Apple workstation and executing on a powerful shared BSD system would make my life in lab a whole lot easier. It's also good to keep up with the competition.

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    Grand Central Dispatch - is that the feature which erases user data?

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    Quote Originally Posted by energyman View Post
    Grand Central Dispatch - is that the feature which erases user data?
    The guest account glitch was a bad oversight, but it only happens under pretty rare circumstances...

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    well, it fits well with the other data erasing glitches of MacOSX.

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    At least you always have some free space on your disk that way.

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    it's not a bug, it's a feature.

    But seriously, Apple products are not intended to be used. They are intended to be placed on a pedastal and worshipped.

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