Apple Open Sources Snow Leopard's Grand Central Dispatch
Sep 11, 2009, 19:36 (2 Talkback[s])
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"The user-space implementation of the Grand Central Dispatch
services API, called libdispatch, has been delivered as its own
open source project, joining with other components that are part of
projects Apple has already designated as open, including the kernel
components in the Darwin OS XNU kernel and the blocks runtime that
is part of the LLVM project.
"Apple's code giveaway was 'something of a surprise,' according
to MacResearch, a website covering the use of Apple technologies in
the scientific research community, because the new feature of Snow
Leopard 'could be seen to give Apple a competitive edge in the new
world of multi-core.'"