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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: pthreads update
Date Mon, 20 Apr 1998 23:40:38 GMT
Dean Gaudet wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Apr 1998, Marc Slemko wrote:
> > Some companies may need to make more significant NSPR changes for needed
> > internal functionality.  Under the NPL, they must document and distribute
> > those changes, even if they are only internal use, right?  I'm not sure
> > that thrills me.
> No they could implement foobarthreads and then port NSPR to foobarthreads
> and distribute the port only.  Or they could reimplement the NSPR API
> directly without using NSPR code at all.

True enough... but then again, that's like saying they could
reimplement the Apache API without using Apache code at all, so
the Apache code can be "restrictive" :) :)

Having just skimmed the NSPR code, it looks a bit more tricky than
simple POSIX threads, but do-able :/

   Jim Jagielski   |||   |||
            "That's no ordinary rabbit... that's the most foul,
            cruel and bad-tempered rodent you ever laid eyes on"

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