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Re: [Bug-gnubg] MS Windows / Multi-Threading / Code simplification

From: Michael Petch
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] MS Windows / Multi-Threading / Code simplification
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 04:12:12 -0700
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On 2015-01-16 12:28 AM, Tony Lezard wrote:
> Win32 threading is broken? Do you mean that it's being used incorrectly in
> the gnubg code or are you claiming it's fundamentally flawed in itself,
> which is a mighty big statement to make.

Sorry about the ambiguity. The Win32 subsystem of the OS functions
correctly. Our usage of it when using that API directly is flawed. Our
code that uses GLIB Threads works properly. GLIB ultimately calls the
same Win32 threading API under the hood. Our code is littered with
ifdefs to deal with either choice and I did note a couple of differences
that are likely related to why they work differently.

Maintaining multiple code paths already seems to be an issue. I am just
suggesting we eliminate one of the code paths if it doesn't really work
and may be of limited value in keeping.

Michael Petch
GNU Backgammon Maintainer / Developer
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