[fpc-pascal] Why is cthreads unit not included by default

Henry Vermaak henry.vermaak at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 12:28:30 CEST 2009

2009/8/27 Graeme Geldenhuys <graemeg at opensoft.homeip.net>:
> Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
>>> Why is threading enabled by default under Windows and not under other
>>> platforms?
>> Because it creates a dependency on the C library, which
>> is not always wanted. For Lazarus programs, the dependency exists
>> anyway, so it does not make a lot of sense to have the define.
> But surely that c library is available on all unix-type systems? To why
> is that dependency a bad thing?

The linux threading support is part of glibc.  See `man pthreads`.
That's why Mattias says that including it by default in lazarus is
o.k., since all the widgetsets depend on libc, anyway.

Threading on Windows works with Windows API functions.


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