[webkit-dev] [webkit-changes] [35474] trunk/JavaScriptCore

Alexey Proskuryakov ap at webkit.org
Fri Aug 1 02:30:58 PDT 2008

On Aug 1, 2008, at 12:49 PM, Paul Pedriana wrote:

> It would constitute a bit of code duplication if our Windows apps  
> linked both EAThread and pthreads. Instead it would be better if we  
> just made a small inline shim between the pthread interface and  
> EAThread, so any pthreads calls would be just inline redirections to  
> EAThread.

Well, I guess that in such case, there is little point in using  
pthreads API, and you'd be better served with ThreadingEA.cpp?

All port authors who spoke prefer (to a different degree) their own  
WebKit-specific threading implementations to using pthreads. Hard to  
argue with that, even though I still dislike the idea for the reasons  
stated earlier.

I think I'd like to eventually move Apple's Windows port from  
ThreadingWin to ThreadingPthreads anyway, but that's a separate topic  
for discussion.

- WBR, Alexey Proskuryakov

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