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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject RE: more multithread unsafe stuff
Date Fri, 19 Dec 1997 18:39:30 GMT

On Fri, 19 Dec 1997, David D'Antonio wrote:

> They are probably getting "thread local storage" for that static variable. 
> So
> each thread can all the thing simultaneously and have no trouble. But 
> calling
> it within the same thread all over the place can screw things up.

However you can't pass pointers returned to other threads safely.  i.e. it
doesn't support concurrency.  In solaris-lingo these are "safe" but not
"mt-safe".  For our purposes though, this is currently sufficient and
probably explains why the windows folks are seeing reasonable results.


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