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From: Xavier Leroy <Xavier.Leroy@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Threading and C code
> After searching through the sources for the threads lib I find that two
> entry points are used to negotiate this possibility --
> enter_blocking_section() and leave_blocking_section().  These appear to be
> needed around any code that could possibly block.

This is correct.

> These aren't mentioned in any of the normal header files in /ocaml/lib/caml
> but I think they ought to be. Is this protocol subject to change? or can it
> be made a standard protocol for C external functions?

This protocol hasn't changed in many years, so I agree it should be
documented.

- Xavier Leroy
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