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From ras...@lerdorf.on.ca (Rasmus Lerdorf)
Subject Re: cvs commit: apache-2.0 STATUS
Date Thu, 12 Feb 1998 05:59:13 GMT
> I don't follow this. How does the programming language affect whether or
> not code is thread safe? Code is, or isn't, thread safe because of how
> it's written, not because of the language it's written in.

Of course.  But a language can help you structure things such that it is
easier to make it threadsafe.  Take a package like flex for example.  The
only way to get a thread-safe parser out of flex is to use flex++ and
compile with a C++ compiler.  Or one can go nuts (like was done in the PHP
project) and one can hack the regular flex.

-Rasmus


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