[GRASS5] Are GRASS Library functions thread-safe?

Glynn Clements glynn.clements at virgin.net
Wed Jun 18 01:15:09 EDT 2003

zhang ji wrote:

> I want to know the GRASS library functions (from GIS
> Library, Vector Library, and Segment Library) are
> thread-safe or not? 

No. The GRASS libraries are a very long way from being thread-safe.

This isn't just an implementation detail; i.e. we can't just change
the "internals" of the libraries to make them thread-safe. We would
also need to substantially change the programming interface.

Glynn Clements <glynn.clements at virgin.net>

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