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Re: Adding reentrancy information to safety notes?
- From: Alexandre Oliva <aoliva at redhat dot com>
- To: "Carlos O'Donell" <carlos at redhat dot com>
- Cc: Rich Felker <dalias at libc dot org>, Michael Kerrisk <mtk dot manpages at gmail dot com>, Peng Haitao <penght at cn dot fujitsu dot com>, "linux-man\ at vger dot kernel dot org" <linux-man at vger dot kernel dot org>, GNU C Library <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2014 07:38:20 -0200
- Subject: Re: Adding reentrancy information to safety notes?
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On Dec 31, 2014, "Carlos O'Donell" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> That is not the definition of reentrancy that I had in mind.
Since reentrant is such an overloaded term, how about using the term
Recursion-Safe, that AFAICT covers only the concept you have in mind.
Another possible term that occurs to me is Synchronously Reentrant, to
indicate it doesn't cover asynchronous reentrancy out of signals or
multiple threads. We could then shorten it as SR-Safe.
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