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From: Lois Goldthwaite (loisg_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-06-21 20:59:44

Bill Kempf wrote:
>>static thread * create(void (*threadfunc)(void*), void* param);
Greg Colvin wrote:
> Is the ugly (void (*threadfunc)(void*), void* param) really needed?

I haven't dug into your code, but let us not forget that any function
used to create a thread must have extern "C" linkage. A class member
function, even a static one, won't do. FYI, the Objectspace threads
library uses an internal driver function with "C" linkage, taking a
single void * parameter, which points to a structure containing the real
thread_func and param pointers. So when the thread starts running the
driver function, the first thing it does is invoke threadfunc(param).


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