Changes between Version 8 and Version 9 of FAQ


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Dec 16, 2005 9:30:57 AM (10 years ago)
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    140140The `-threaded` flag (given when linking; see the
    141141[http://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/latest/html/users_guide/flag-reference.html manual])
    142 allows other Haskell threads to run concurrently with an FFI call,
    143 including an FFI call that blocks (waiting on a socket, for example).
     142allows other Haskell threads to run concurrently with a thread making an FFI call.
    144143This nice behaviour does not happen for foreign calls marked as `unsafe` (see
    145144the [http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~chak/haskell/ffi/ FFI Addendum]).
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    147 In GHC the `threadsafe` modifier on a foreign call means the same as `safe`.
    148 (The former is deprecated.)
    149 
     146There used to be another modifier, `threadsafe`, which is now deprecated.  Use `safe` instead.
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