Manipulating Threads

The multi-threaded run-time system supports threads created by the run-time system itself, via the START verb or the CBL_THREAD_n library routines, and also other-language threads created directly by the operating system. Since the COBOL syntax and the CBL_THREAD_n routines are portable, these are the preferred methods of thread manipulation. Furthermore, the CBL_THREAD_n routines can also be called from programs written in other languages, allowing any multi-threaded application to take full advantage of the advanced facilities provided by the run-time system.