State Threads

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State Threads
Developer(s) Gene Shekhtman, Mike Abbott
Stable release 1.9 / October 2, 2009; 4 years ago (2009-10-02)
Written in C
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Library
License MPL / GPL
Website state-threads.sf.net

The State Threads library is a small application library which provides a foundation for writing fast and highly scalable Internet applications (such as web servers, proxy servers, mail transfer agents, and so on, really any network-data-driven application) on Unix-like platforms.

This library combines the simplicity of the multithreaded programming paradigm, in which one thread supports each simultaneous connection, with the performance and scalability of an event-driven state machine architecture. In other words, this library offers a threading API for structuring an Internet application as a state machine.

The State Threads library is a derivative of the Netscape Portable Runtime library (NSPR) and therefore is distributed under the Mozilla Public License (MPL) version 1.1 or the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later.

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