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1.4 Compliance 

An implementation of the OpenMP C/C++ API is OpenMP-compliant if it recognizes and preserves the semantics of all the elements of this specification, as laid out in Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, and Appendix C. Appendices A, B, D, E, and F are for information purposes only and are not part of the specification. Implementations that include only a subset of the API are not OpenMP-compliant.

The OpenMP C and C++ API is an extension to the base language that is supported by an implementation. If the base language does not support a language construct or extension that appears in this document, the OpenMP implementation is not required to support it.

All standard C and C++ library functions and built-in functions (that is, functions of which the compiler has specific knowledge) must be thread-safe. Unsynchronized use of thread–safe functions by different threads inside a parallel region does not produce undefined behavior. However, the behavior might not be the same as in a serial region. (A random number generation function is an example.)

The OpenMP C/C++ API specifies that certain behavior is implementation-defined. A conforming OpenMP implementation is required to define and document its behavior in these cases. See Appendix E, page 97, for a list of implementation-defined behaviors.