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Re: Unixware Patch (Was: Re: Beta2 Tag'd and Bundled ...)

From: Kurt Roeckx <Q(at)ping(dot)be>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Lee Kindness <lkindness(at)csl(dot)co(dot)uk>,Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,"Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>,Larry Rosenman <ler(at)lerctr(dot)org>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,"Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,PostgreSQL Development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Unixware Patch (Was: Re: Beta2 Tag'd and Bundled ...)
Date: 2003-08-31 18:15:43
Message-ID: 20030831181543.GA19489@ping.be (view raw or flat)
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On Sun, Aug 31, 2003 at 12:04:58PM +0200, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Lee Kindness writes:
> 
> > You don't... and you simply shouldn't care. If there is a_r version
> > available then we should use it - even if the plain version is "safe".
> 
> The problem with this is that the automatic determination (in configure)
> whether there is a xxx_r()  version is, in general, fragile.  We cannot
> rely on configure saying that xxx_r() doesn't exist, so the plain xxx()
> should be good enough.  Else, we'd be shipping claimed-to-be-thread-safe
> libraries that might trigger bugs that will be hard to track down.

I think you missed a part of his email.  He says that if xxx_r()
isn't available, we should provide an xxx_r() ourself.


Kurt


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