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Re: About removing the low level thread API

From: Rob Browning
Subject: Re: About removing the low level thread API
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 16:30:00 -0500
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Marius Vollmer <address@hidden> writes:

> I want to remove scm_mutex_lock (and all other functions in the
> low-level API) and maybe, just maybe, provide instead
>   - int scm_p_pthread_mutex_lock (scm_p_pthread_mutex_t *mutex)
>   Identical to pthread_mutex_lock on systems with pthreads and when
>   Guile has been configured --with-thtreads; otherwise, does nothing
>   and always returns 0.
> Would you say that such alias for the pthreads API is useful?
> Guile needs it internally anyway, but when we do not export it, we can
> just implement what we need and can change it at will, of course.

Unless there's a strong case, I don't think we should export it.  We
can always be convinced to export it later, but it's much more
difficult to "unexport" something.

Rob Browning
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