Well I guess technically I did just start a new thread. But anyway...
I haven't done a huge amount of Linux programming, so my knowledge of the *nix-specific functions is quite limited. I simply need to spawn a new thread,
The way I have it setup is that I have a function that I'd just like to have running in the background while I continue with the rest of my main thread. I'd like to keep this setup because I'm already using the Win32 function CreateThread() to do the same thing (I'm using preprocessor directives to make the code as platform independent as possible)
I know about fork(), but from the very little that I've been able to learn about it (Linux documentation seems to have a very different style from MSDN - and I think it'll take me a while to get used to it), it doesn't appear to be exactly what I'm looking for.
Can anybody give me a bit of guidance here?