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Re: Documentation inconsistency


On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 1:50 AM, Gergely Polonkai <gergely@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello,
> if you are sure your software will never be compiled against older versions
> of GLib, then you can take it off. It's really not needed.
> The fact vtable is mentioned for versions 2.32+ is because you can still use
> it; it didn't disappear (yet), it's just deprecated.

Well the trouble is that documentation gives incorrect information:
First it says function is deprecated and then gives an impression it's
OK to use it.

Thank you.

> Best,
> Gergely
> On 5 Aug 2015 07:00, "Igor Korot" <ikorot01@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi, ALL,
>> The documentation here: states
>> [quote]
>> g_thread_init ()
>> void g_thread_init (gpointer vtable);
>> g_thread_init has been deprecated since version 2.32 and should not be
>> used in newly-written code.
>> This function is no longer necessary. The GLib threading system is
>> automatically initialized at the start of your program.
>> If you use GLib from more than one thread, you must initialize the
>> thread system by calling g_thread_init().
>> Since version 2.24, calling g_thread_init() multiple times is allowed,
>> but nothing happens except for the first call.
>> Since version 2.32, GLib does not support custom thread
>> implementations anymore and the vtable parameter is ignored and you
>> should pass NULL.
>> [/quote]
>> In the beginning it says that this function is deprecated and shuoldn't be
>> used.
>> Then in the last quoted paragraph it implies that you can use it by
>> passing "NULL" as a parameter.
>> What is the proper way? What to rely on?
>> I can turn it off for GTK+-2.32+ (no replacement, right?), but I want
>> to make sure
>> it's a right thing to do.
>> Thank you.
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