MERANT Micro Focus Net Express™

Multi-threaded Programming


Issue 4a
May 2000

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This book introduces you to multi-threaded programming on Net Express. 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 Net Express 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 Net Express.

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Notations and Conventions

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