5.1 POSIX Compliance

The POSIX.1c threads extensions standard (IEEE Std 1003.1c-1995) defines APIs for creating and manipulating threads. POSIX threads, Pthreads, is a POSIX standard for threads. POSIX.1 specifies a set of interfaces, including functions and header files, for threaded programming. Both Oracle Solaris Studio and the GNU compilers support the POSIX threads programming model.