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Re: Re: Re: Adding a new thread model to GCC

>>> If the current code assumes a struct and the Windows API calls need an
>>> integer then either the existing code needs to be made more flexible,
>>> or you need to define it as a struct and then convert to an integer
>>> inside your new gthread wrapper functions.
>> The Windows APIs involved use LARGE_INTEGER - a union of a 64-bit integer and an array of two 32-bit integers - because some languages might have no native 64-bit integer types.
>> Actually in C99 and C++11 we just assume there is long long and int64_t despite the fact that ISO C marks int64_t as optional, so it can be regarded as a union whose only element is an int64_t.
> What are the units of the argument? Milliseconds?

>From Windows SDK:
  File Times
  A file time is a 64-bit value that represents the number of 100-nanosecond intervals that have elapsed since 12:00 A.M. January 1, 1601 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

This decision makes it much easier to count leap years, no?

> You have two choices, either modify all the places in libstdc++ that
> use __gthread_time_t, changing the code to use some new function
> template that populates a __gthread_time_t from a
> std::chrono::time_point<C,D> or std::chrono::duration<R,P>, or define
> a similar struct in your gthreads header and convert it to int64_t
> inside your functions.  For functions taking a relative time the
> conversion from a { seconds, nanoseconds } struct to milliseconds is
> trivial, for functions taking an absolute time you need to know the
> epoch of the clock that was used when populating the struct.

Will do that next week. Still need to make gcc work with my library.

Best regards,

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