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Date: 2006-02-14 (21:40)
From: Florian Weimer <fw@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: Thread Local Storage
> TLS is entirely a legacy application backwards compatibility hack
> designed to support badly designed C applications.

TLS helps a lot on a certain register-starved architecture because you
don't need to keep a pointer to the thread data structure around in
case you don't need it (but called functions might).  And you still
need some thread-local variables for various management purposes.