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Alternative to STL with multithreading and networking

The C++ Portable Types Library (PTypes) is a simple alternative to the STL that includes multithreading and networking. It defines dynamic strings, character sets, variants, lists and other basic data types along with threads, synchronization primitives, and IP sockets. It includes a sample HTTP daemon showing the full power of the library.


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version 2.0.2 (stable)
released on 17 May 2004

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 1 July 2004.


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