Micro Focus NetExpress™

Multi-threaded Programming

Micro Focus®

Issue 4
October 1998

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This book introduces you to multi-threaded programming on NetExpress. It describes in detail thread synchronization and gives information and examples on writing multi-threaded pograms.


This book is for all programmers and system designers using NetExpress to create multi-threaded COBOL programs. It assumes you are familiar with the general concepts of business computing, of using Microsoft Windows, and of using NetExpress.

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Notations and Conventions

The notation used to describe the format of command lines is as follows: