Program vs Mutex - What's the difference?

program | mutex |


As nouns the difference between program and mutex

is that program is program, programme while mutex is mutex.

program

English

Alternative forms

* programme (see usage notes)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A set of structured activities.
  • :
  • A leaflet listing information about a play, game or other activity.
  • :
  • A performance of a show or other broadcast on radio or television.
  • :
  • (lb) A software application, or a collection of software applications, designed to perform a specific task.
  • :
  • A particular mindset or method of doing things.
  • *Ellis in the movie Die Hard
  • *:Come on, John, why don’t you get with the program and tell him where the detonators are?
  • Usage notes

    * Usage of program'' and ''programme : ** US: program is the only spelling normally used. ** UK: programme'' is used in all cases except for computer code, in which case ''program'' is generally used. Older sources may use ''programme for computer code. ** Canada: both program'' and ''programme'' are used, but ''programme is more common. ** Australia: program'' is endorsed by the Australian government, but ''programme is most common. ** New Zealand: programme'' is favoured by New Zealand dictionaries, and is endorsed by government usage; ''program is rarely seen outside the computing meaning.

    Synonyms

    * (leaflet): playbill (for a play ) * (software application): application

    Derived terms

    * programme block * program counter * program evaluation and review technique * program guide * program music * program slicer * program trading

    Verb

    (programm)
  • To enter a program or other instructions into (a computer or other electronic device) to instruct it to do a particular task.
  • * He programmed the DVR to record his favorite show.
  • To develop (software) by writing program code.
  • I programmed a small game as a demonstration.
  • To put together the schedule of an event.
  • * Mary will program Tuesday’s festivities.
  • To cause to automatically behave in a particular way.
  • * The lab rat was programmed to press the lever when the bell rang.
  • mutex

    English

    Noun

    (es) (wikipedia mutex)
  • (computing, programming) An object in a program that serves as a lock, used to negotiate mutual exclusion among threads.
  • Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To apply a mutex to.
  • * 2002 , "Steve Connet", Re: best way to interrupt a select() call in a (POSIX) thread?'' (on newsgroup ''comp.programming.threads )
  • Or you can have a single pipe that is mutexed' so each thread can only write to the pipe exclusively. Alternatively, you can have each thread put the finished fd in a globally ' mutexed list.