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Re: --enable-thread-safety on Win32

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: "Bruce Momjian" <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,"PostgreSQL-development" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: --enable-thread-safety on Win32
Date: 2005-07-28 14:44:36
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"Dave Page" <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk> writes:
> From: Bruce Momjian [mailto:pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us] 
>> I would like to see how hard it would be to 
>> add #ifdefs to get the test program to run on Win32.

> I did manage to get it to compile (though not work fully just yet),
> however I had to use the full pthreads library rather than our minimal
> implementation. That's why I question whether we should go this way - an
> extra dependency (pthreads is not normally on a Windows box, even with
> Msys) to test an OS that we know 100% for sure is not going to vary in
> it's thread-safetyness(!) from system to system.

I agree --- that seems like useless make-work.  Just put a special case
for Windows into and be done with it.

			regards, tom lane

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