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I read that makecontext/setcontext etc. are deprecated (e.g. on OSX)

On Jan 12, 2012, at 6:32 PM, William Ahern wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 04:52:20PM -0800, Joseph Stewart wrote:
>> Maybe this is too much but I've enjoyed messing with "libtask":
>> I've used this in conjunction with lua for some non-serious tinkering.
>> You'd get channels and some networking code with this too. I believe Zed
>> Shaw uses pieces of libtask (not my code) in his Mongrel2 server.
> It, too, uses makecontext(3), swapcontext(3), et al. In fact, all of the
> alternatives given on the list do, AFAICT, because it's the obvious and
> correct way to do it. However, notwithstanding the prevalence of the
> interfaces (*BSD, Linux, and OS X all have them) they've been removed from
> POSIX because all the vendors have abandoned them. The vendors haven't put
> any effort into making them play well with POSIX threads; in particular,
> apparently, thread local storage.
> As long as you're not linking with pthreads, all of the alternatives will be
> equally "robust", lightweight, or what have you. The only differences are
> the appeal of their APIs.