[libdispatch-dev] Windows compatibility
Kevin Van Vechten
kvv at apple.com
Fri Sep 25 18:42:22 PDT 2009
On 25 Sep 2009, at 21:44, Mark Heily wrote:
> Has anyone considered using the Apache Portable Runtime (APR)? They
> have many portable goodies including lock-free FIFO queues and
> thread pools. If libdispatch was rewritten to use APR instead of
> POSIX interfaces, it should work fine on Windows.
There may be benefit to using portions of APR on Windows, such as the
thread pool. However, as far as I can tell, their FIFO queues are not
lock-free. But I think the core queue logic of libdispatch should
work fine on Windows if converted to use InterlockedExchange,
InterlockedAdd, et al.
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