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dispatch(3)              BSD Library Functions Manual              dispatch(3)

NAME
     dispatch -- the dispatch framework

SYNOPSIS
     #include <dispatch/dispatch.h>

DESCRIPTION
     The dispatch framework allows blocks to be scheduled for asynchronous and concurrent execution via the
     core functions described in dispatch_async(3) and dispatch_apply(3).

     Dispatch queues are the basic units of organization of blocks. Several queues are created by default,
     and applications may create additional queues for their own use. See dispatch_queue_create(3) for more
     information.

     Dispatch groups allow applications to track the progress of blocks submitted to queues and take action
     when the blocks complete. See dispatch_group_create(3) for more information.

     The dispatch framework also provides functions to monitor underlying system events and automatically
     submit event handler blocks to dispatch queues.

SEE ALSO
     dispatch_after(3), dispatch_api(3), dispatch_apply(3), dispatch_async(3), dispatch_data_create(3),
     dispatch_group_create(3), dispatch_io_create(3), dispatch_io_read(3), dispatch_object(3),
     dispatch_once(3), dispatch_queue_create(3), dispatch_semaphore_create(3), dispatch_source_create(3),
     dispatch_time(3)

Darwin                            May 1, 2009                           Darwin

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