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Re: Borland C++Builder support

Will Bryant wrote:

Gianluca wrote:

I have built the library with the Will Bryant's bmakefile.
I've received a bunch of warnings but it was OK.
I put the PthreadBC.dll on Windows directory, I included
PthreadBC.lib in my .bpr project, I compiled and linked the program below.

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <pthread.h>

void*  function( void*  arg )
  printf( "This is thread %d\n", pthread_self() );
  return( 0 );

int main( void )
  pthread_attr_t attr;

pthread_attr_init( &attr );
pthread_create( NULL, &attr, &function, NULL );

In general (ie. not for pthreads-win32 specifically), you need to declare a pthread_id_t and pass it's address as the first argument to pthread_create. Try making that change first.

There are pthreads implementations that allow a NULL thread parameter (Solaris - see below) and the question of a NULL value has been asked before on this list. My copy of the SUSV3 standard doesn't say that NULL can't be passed and doesn't require an error be returned. It appears to be left to the implementation.

In pthreads-win32, a memory protection fault is raised if NULL is passed, but it also starts the thread before the fault is raised, which is probably a bug.

I've run the following test on machines that I have access to:

#include <stdio.h>
#include <pthread.h>

void *
thr(void * arg)
 printf("Inside thread\n");

 /* Mandatory if we're going to be well behaved. */

 pthread_t t;
 int result = 0;

 result == pthread_create(NULL, NULL, thr, NULL);

 return result;

Linux (Redhat 9) segfaults without running the thread. Solaris 7 runs the thread and exits with no error or fault.

Pthreads-win32 could probably emulate Solaris with a one line change. The question is:- which behaviour is preferrable?


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