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Re: Make -pthread the generic Posix-threads option for gcc (was: Re: cc1plus errors)

On Sat, Oct 05, 2002 at 02:04:21PM +0200, Gabriel Dos Reis wrote:
> Hans-Peter Nilsson <> writes:
> [...]
> | Well, GNU/Linux has no (more so) native compiler, and it has the
> | largest installed base (he says, blatantly ignoring to check up
> | on that), so I think offering "-pthread" as the generic gcc
> | option to enable Posix-threads would be useful.
> I'm highly supportive of that effort -- it surely would simplify
> things.

At this point, I think anything would help.  :-)  Someone told me Linux
was about to gain at least one more major threading library (linux-threads
or some such from IBM).

I'd like to scrap the whole thing and standardize --threads=<model>, where
the choices for <model> might vary across platforms, but the spelling of
"--threads" wouldn't.


I would therefore like to posit that computing's central challenge, viz. "How
not to make a mess of it," has /not/ been met.
                                                 - Edsger Dijkstra, 1930-2002

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