weak implementation of threads has problems - kse fix attached

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at marcuscom.com
Tue Jun 8 06:38:51 GMT 2004

On Tue, 2004-06-08 at 00:32, Daniel Eischen wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Jun 2004, Sean McNeil wrote:
> > 
> > Up front, I'd like to make a few apologies:
> > 
> > 1) I am sorry for the length of this email.
> > 2) Although some very valid opinions have been expressed, I respectfully
> > have to disagree.  This email will hopefully strengthen my position.
> Please stop spamming multiple lists.
> No, I don't want to litter all our thread libraries with strong references.
> As I've said before, build your shared libraries correctly so they don't
> bring in the threads library.

In order to do this, I'm a strong proponent of making -pthread the
default PTHREAD_LIBS from 4.X and 5.X.  This will do the right thing in
all cases, and reduces diffs among branches.  What is keeping this from
happening from a threading standpoint?


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