[Pythonmac-SIG] An Odd Question...

Richard Gordon maccgi@bellsouth.net
Thu, 8 Jul 1999 09:31:16 -0400

At 14:14 +0200 7/8/1999, Jack Jansen wrote:
>Minotaur looks pretty neat! Maybe someone could pick it up and see how much
>work a Mac port would be? Jean Claude mentioned a couple of times that there
>shouldn't be any real problems...

I noticed something in the description that I don't understand, viz.:

"Minotaur uses some global data; it's not yet re-entrant / 
thread-safe. As a matter of fact, Minotaur is still totally ignorant 
of threads."

I know what threads are and I suspect I know what thread-safe means, 
but what is "re-entrant" and to what extent would something that was 
re-entrant / thread-safe under unix retain those qualities when 
ported to the current MacOS? Just curious.


Richard Gordon
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