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Re: Can we go GTK-only?

From: Daniel Colascione
Subject: Re: Can we go GTK-only?
Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2016 08:55:24 -0700
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On November 2, 2016 8:49:30 AM PDT, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>> 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.

In practice it's safe as well. Nobody else is developing software under the 
assumption that libc malloc is not thread safe.

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