@hope legit this is part of what got me into programming
my dad went to UNC and one of his colleagues invented something called a "valve" which is basically a mutex that switches the flow of control in threads that subsequently attempt to lock the mutex using some very specific implementation but I could only ever get secondhand information about it
but today my dad got back in touch with him and he emailed me basically saying "what the heck is this all about" so we'll see how much i get out of this
@hope and i heard about this first when i was, like, 13? and i was like "wait you can just Make Up Data Structures holy shit" and that's how I decided to learn C by reading K&R in a single sitting. it did not work even a little bit and i didn't actually learn C until like 3 years later but still
The hardest thing for me to learn about C, though, was all the things that aren't C - the build tools and the macro language. If a tutorial was to start with one and two file programs and teach the most used 20% of the standard library before diving into compiler concepts and command switches for more complex builds, it wouldn't suck. I was able to work around the lack of that kind of learning tool by studying an existing codebase where someone else had already set up the build system
But I'm also really curious about this valve data structure
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