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Monday May 07, 2001
04:53 AM


[ #146 ]
A wonderful weekend in Stockholm, finally spring seems to be here. I rested mostly and thought alot about the thread on threading.

First of all is the naming issue, Sarathy wanted another name, that is ofcourse fine with me, but I will wait to rename it until I see if this effor goes somewhere.

Alan came with some interesting points that several of perls functions are not threadsafe. I tried this on linux and localtime() for example is not threadsafe. Somone suggested that we use localtime_r but that requires configure and core changes. I am going to try to use GLOBAL::CORE::OVERRIDE or whatever it is to install mutex protected wrappers around localtime and friend.

I finally came around to implmenting a variable amount of agruments to ithread::create.