[fpc-pascal] What's the deal with CloseThread?

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Tue Apr 23 22:13:41 CEST 2013

On 23.04.2013 21:40, Sven Barth wrote:
> On 23.04.2013 16:28, Anthony Walter wrote:
>> That is, it is okay to call BeginThread and never call CloseThread?
>> Because that is how TThread currently works, and is in contradiction to
>> the documentation.
> And no one bothers to read my answer :(
> Again: The only RTL that currently(!) does something inside CloseThread
> is the Windows RTL: it closes the thread handle (which was returned by
> BeginThread and is passed as an argument to CloseThread) using CloseHandle.
> The Windows TThread.SysDestroy also calls CloseHandle on the handle
> returned by BeginThread, so the semantic behavior of
> Begin-/End-/CloseThread and TThread is the same.
> Nevertheless in my opinion TThread needs to be adjusted so that it calls
> CloseThread for all RTLs and the direct CloseHandle call needs to be
> removed. And this is exactly what I will do now...

Changed in revision 24313.


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