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.
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