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Re: [Nmh-workers] Locking (specifically, sequences)

From: Paul Vixie
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Locking (specifically, sequences)
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:58:56 -0700
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address@hidden wrote:
On Mon, 11 Mar 2013 15:38:13 -0400, Ken Hornstein said:

if "the MH way" could expand to C89 and posix threads, we'd have some
options that were both performance and correct.
I think we already assume C89 as a minimum.  However, I'm not sure I want
to jump off the threads cliff just yet :-/

"Some people see a problem and say "I know, I'll use threads". Now they
have two problems" - jwz, misquoted. :)

that's oldthink. even C89 is oldthink. i know that MH loves mature 
platforms, but, my experience watching BIND9 since Y2K or so tells me 
that threads are now fairly reliable on every current platform. (in Y2K 
threads were crap on most platforms.)

i'm not asking for C11, though if we wanted MH to attract new users rather than just serving a declining/graying population, we would embrace the hell out of C11.


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