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Re: gnulib and threaded execution

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: gnulib and threaded execution
Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2010 19:19:52 -0800
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Bruno Haible <address@hidden> writes:

> I would find it useful and systematic if we started to add a
> section "Multithreading:" to the module descriptions. Its contents
> could be a simple statement like "MT-safe", or a description like
> this for iconv_open:
>   A conversion descriptor can not be used in multiple threads
>   simultaneously.
> or for localcharset:
>   Depends on global state: The current locale. This function is
>   unreliable if setlocale() is called in other threads.
> Filling in this information requires a review of the code, looking
> at global variables, system calls, and more.

The individual function descriptions in the manual might be a
good place to document where the thread-safety of a function
departs from that implemented by glibc or specified by POSIX.
Ben Pfaff 

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