What does user mean?

Alexandre Julliard julliard at winehq.com
Tue Nov 6 16:54:54 CST 2001

"Bill Medland" <medbi01_1 at accpac.com> writes:

> I am working on the server code (adding the byte locking stuff) and down in
> the select/thread/object stuff I keep coming across the term "user" which
> seems to be synonymous with object.  What is it supposed to mean?  Why is an
> object a user?  How does it relate to a physical person or a windows process
> or whatever?

In that context "user" means an object that is a user of the select
facilities. It has nothing to do with Unix users or anything else,
it's purely internal to the select routines.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at winehq.com

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