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