pthread_equal

PTHREAD_EQUAL(3P)           POSIX Programmer's Manual          PTHREAD_EQUAL(3P)



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NAME
       pthread_equal — compare thread IDs

SYNOPSIS
       #include <pthread.h>

       int pthread_equal(pthread_t t1, pthread_t t2);

DESCRIPTION
       This function shall compare the thread IDs t1 and t2.

RETURN VALUE
       The pthread_equal() function shall return a non-zero value if t1 and t2
       are equal; otherwise, zero shall be returned.

       If either t1 or t2 are not valid thread IDs, the behavior is undefined.

ERRORS
       No errors are defined.

       The pthread_equal() function shall not return an error code of [EINTR].

       The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES
       None.

APPLICATION USAGE
       None.

RATIONALE
       Implementations may choose to define a thread ID as a structure. This
       allows additional flexibility and robustness over using an int.  For
       example, a thread ID could include a sequence number that allows
       detection of ``dangling IDs'' (copies of a thread ID that has been
       detached). Since the C language does not support comparison on structure
       types, the pthread_equal() function is provided to compare thread IDs.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS
       None.

SEE ALSO
       pthread_create(), pthread_self()

       The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2017, <pthread.h>

COPYRIGHT
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       from IEEE Std 1003.1-2017, Standard for Information Technology --
       Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base
       Specifications Issue 7, 2018 Edition, Copyright (C) 2018 by the Institute
       of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group.  In the
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