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Re: buy into mingw winpthreads?

From: LRN
Subject: Re: buy into mingw winpthreads?
Date: Sat, 18 May 2019 23:23:59 +0300
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On 18.05.2019 16:07, Bruno Haible wrote:
> Opinions?

I don't use gnulib much, but as far as threads are concerned:

Applications can use Windows threading APIs, if they need limited threading
support and know exactly what they want, and if the developers know how to use
Windows API correctly.

Portable libraries and frameworks are better with a full pthreads compatibility
library (unless the threading interface that they provide to other applications
does not resemble pthreads *at all*). Because if they try to implement a
POSIX-resembling threading-related API based on Windows thread API, they might
just end up re-implementing their own version of winpthreads, which is a waste
of time.

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