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Fri, 10 Oct 2008 22:40:36 +0100
On 06/10/2008, Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> wrote:
> Surely. AFAIUI, the reason why Debian doesn't do this is that, (1) part
> of the test suite used to fail --with-threads, and (2) when the problem
> eventually disappeared, people noticed that Guile --with and
> --without-threads aren't ABI-compatible, so Debian has to stick to
> --without-threads for 1.8's lifetime.
Do you know the details of the ABI compatibility issue?
> Besides, the doc could emphasize that only the main thread can use
> Guile-without-threads in a pthread program.
The problem is that there's no 'hook' to associate this doc with. We
can't say 'if you do so-and-so, take care to note that only the main
thread can use Guile', because there is no so-and-so - because
--without-threads is the default.
If we made --with-threads the default, we could say what you suggest
as part of the doc for --without-threads.
So I think we should do that - but preferably after solving the ABI issue first.