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Re: Watchpoints for emacs lisp.

From: alin.s
Subject: Re: Watchpoints for emacs lisp.
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 03:38:00 -0700 (PDT)

Stefan Monnier wrote:
>> In which cases the access to this shared resource is concurrent?
> If you build without -DSYNC_INPUT, Emacs may call malloc from
> asynchronous signal handlers (yes, it's usually considered as a no-no in
> Unix programming, which is why we have switched to SYNC_INPUT).

In which situation it is useful to create new symbols in signal handlers ?


> Another case may have to do with the Gtk build which does use several
> threads (tho the extra ones are limited to the Gtk UI part and I'm not
> sure if they could interact with this).

ok, thanks.


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