I have been looking at the Unix/Linux version of RexxUtil.cpp. Currently
it uses the old Unix/Linux version of the semaphore functions. I want to
propose that all the semaphore functions be updated to use pthreads
semaphores instead. This will make them a lot more portable and be
consistent with the use of the pthreads library for thread control. What I
do not know is how this will impact platforms other than Linux. I don't
think it will have any impact al all since ooRexx already requires the
pthreads library for thread control but I want to request feedback from
everyone on this before I proceed.
Please let me know ASAP if you think this change will have negative impact
on a particular Unix platform.
Oh, there will be no impact on existing Rexx programs so that is not a
W. David Ashley
IBM Systems and Technology Group Lab Services
Open Object Rexx Team
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