Subject: Re: galeon is failing on 1.6R
To: David Maxwell <email@example.com>
From: Nathan J. Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/22/2003 15:56:36
David Maxwell <email@example.com> writes:
> Of course, one spin is "Test your application on NetBSD. Its correct
> pthread implementation will help you identify places where you have
> misused the thread APIs. If your application depends on behaviour
> of a specific vendor's implementation, it will eventually break when
> their implementation changes."
"Correct" is not the right word to use there; it's entirely legal for
an implementation to ignore the class of errors that I recently turned
into assertions. It's also legal to fire up GNU Chess or call your
parents long-distance on the phone.
"Strict" might be a better description.