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- From: Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at lkcl dot net>
- To: Luke Howard <lukeh at padl dot com>
- Cc: roland at redhat dot com, thomas dot schuetzkowski at web dot de, libc-alpha at sources dot redhat dot com, freedce-devel at lists dot sourceforge dot net, opendce at opengroup dot org
- Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2006 03:00:55 +0100
- Subject: Re: pthread_clear_exit_np()
- References: <200604220119.k3M1Jpgf025720@au.padl.com>
On Sat, Apr 22, 2006 at 11:19:51AM +1000, Luke Howard wrote:
> >Have you considered instead using standard features as specified in POSIX
> >since around 1996? What's your plan for other POSIX systems, such as Solaris?
> >If you don't want to cancel threads as cancellation is defined by POSIX,
> >then why use cancellation instead of another mechanism that matches your needs?
> This is a fair point. The primary reason is that refactoring the DCE code to
> not depend on catchable cancellations would be a significant effort. That of
> course is a commercial decision that we have made as a vendor and we are
> thus prepared to live with the consequences.
... i like your answer better than mine: i'm doing my usual thing of
being totally undiplomatic :)