Object-oriented multitasking system

  • US 5,519,867 A
  • Filed: 07/19/1993
  • Issued: 05/21/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/19/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An apparatus for enabling an object-oriented application, said application including object-oriented statements, to access in an object-oriented manner a procedural operating system by use of said object-oriented statements, said system providing services, including procedural functions saved as executable program logic that are called to access said services, said apparatus comprising:

  • (a) a computer;

    (b) a memory component in said computer;

    (c) a code library, stored in said memory component, comprising means for storing said executable program logic in an object-oriented class library; and

    means for interfacing said object-oriented application to said procedural operating system utilizing said executable program logic;

    (d) means, in said computer, for processing said object-oriented statements by executing methods from said object-oriented class library corresponding to said object-oriented statements; and

    (e) means, in said object-oriented class library, including object-oriented thread classes, for enabling said object-oriented application to access said services to spawn, control, and obtain information relating to a thread of execution.

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