Subject: Re: Runtime loading of libpthread
To: Nathan J. Williams <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/22/2003 17:52:44
Nathan J. Williams wrote:
> Is there a particular application you're encountering that requires
> this? I would say that the general philosophy for libraries that want
> to be thread-safe but not create their own threads is to use the
> thread.h cpp indirection layer and then let the application's use or
> non-use of threads drive the binding of those routines.

So is <threadlib.h> supposed to be used by 3rd party programs?

E.g. openldap and libxml2 packages can make use of it then,
they have optional thread-safety hooks, but need to be usable
from both threaded and non-threaded apps  - classing example
php4 module in apache 1.3.x vs apache 2.0.x.
Jaromir Dolecek <>  
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