Forum OpenACS Improvement Proposals (TIPs): Re: TIP #88 (proposed): provide support for libthread in oacs
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Posted by Andrew Piskorski on 12/15/05 10:32 AM
I haven't actually got around to using it with AOLserver myself yet, but libthread (AKA the Tcl Threads Extension) is reportedly fully backwards compatible with but superior to the native AOLserver thread and nsv implementations. This is good stuff, its extended nsv/tsv API is definitely more powerful than the older AOLserver equivalents. And its nice that it works both in AOLserver and in tclsh.
The Thread Extension's primary author, Zoran, uses it extensively with both AOLserver and tclsh, so installing it for use with AOLserver should be trivial.
I suggested in Dec. 2004 that AOLserver ship stock with the Tcl Threads Extension, but so far that's been basically ignored.