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Re: More info on making Debian thread safe.

Rob Browning writes:
> The only thing I'm concerned about is that if we don't have all the
> major shared libraries compiled with _REENTRANT then any threaded apps
> will have to compile all the libraries they need statically, or
> provide their own shared versions.  I imagine we may see more threaded
> apps in the future, in which case this could be a pain...

Agreed.  However, I wonder how much sense it makes to build inherently
non-thread-safe libraries, such as Tcl/Tk, with threading enabled.  I
know it would be possible to use them in a threaded application if
they were only used by a single thread, I just don't know how likely
it is.

David Engel                        Optical Data Systems, Inc.
david@ods.com                      1001 E. Arapaho Road
(972) 234-6400                     Richardson, TX  75081

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