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Re: Can we go GTK-only?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Can we go GTK-only?
Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2016 17:49:30 +0200

> Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2016 22:26:06 -0400
> From: "Perry E. Metzger" <address@hidden>
> Cc: Daniel Colascione <address@hidden>, address@hidden,
>  address@hidden, address@hidden
> > > You categorically stated that memory allocation off the main
> > > thread is unsafe.
> >
> > No, I didn't.
> You were saying platforms exist where Emacs runs and malloc() is not
> thread safe mere hours ago.

No, I said some of them had thread-related bugs reported as recently
as few years ago.  Which means they only recently became or are
becoming mature enough.

> However, might we take this as meaning that you now agree that
> malloc() is indeed thread safe?

Theoretically, yes.  In practice, see above.

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