ap at webkit.org
Thu Jul 31 02:11:24 PDT 2008
On Jul 31, 2008, at 12:58 PM, Eric Seidel wrote:
> I think it's wrong for JSC to assume pthreads. Gtk seems to have its
> own threading system. Windows does too. It's unclear to me (aside
> from the comment below) why it needs them long term.
Any custom solution that we may come up with will be quite heavyweight
- it is not correct to assume that WTF::Mutex can just call through to
a mutex (or critical section) provided by the platform, for example,
as the semantics differ a lot. We'd basically need to take pthreads
implementations for all platforms and import those into WTF, possibly
changing the coding style. Yes, I'm exaggerating, but not too much :)
Now, what's the benefit of importing pthreads into WTF compared to
using it as an external library?
- WBR, Alexey Proskuryakov
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