Quick overview of how processes exit on Windows XP
I like this part:
Note that I just refer to it as the way processes exit on Windows XP rather than saying that it is how process exit is designed. As one of my colleagues put it, "Using the word design to describe this is like using the term swimming pool to refer to a puddle in your garden."I'm not familiar enough with Linux to know how it compares, but even if it is much "cleaner" I suspect it still has it's own "gotchas".