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From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-24 16:11:52

Michael Marcin wrote:
>> As I recall, the problem with the thread-safety of the serialization
>> library relates to setting up the type info maps. If you could
>> somehow create a way that one could invoke the setup of this map
>> perhaps by a function call, that would solve the problem, yes?

Actually that's what happens now under the covers. This
occurs in a number of different places - each in its own way.
This can be factored out into a common singleton implementation.
Replacing this common one with a threadsafe version will
make the serialization truely threadsafe.

> That sounds good to me. If the serialization library is doing
> something non-trivial at static initialization or destruction time
> than it can't
> be used in many embedded environments that either don't perform static
> destruction or require a explicit initialization of their runtime
> library, free store/heap, etc.

Then all you'll have to do is replace the trivial singleton
implemenation with your own which addresses you particular

Robert Ramey

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