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sqlite3_threadsafe() return value
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I read the allegedly incorrect doc quote, saying "The sqlite3_threadsafe() interface predates the multi-thread mode and start-time and run-time mode selection and so is unable to distinguish between multi-thread and serialized mode ...", as entirely consistent with the fact that it returns a constant set at compile time. The actual running mode, as set at runtime via pragma and possibly limited by compile-time preprocessor variables, can vary for a given instance of the library code, whereas the return from sqlite3_threadsafe() cannot.

I am inclined to say there is no doc bug here. However, the evidence suggests a better wording might be be clearer to you and perhaps others. Would you care to suggest something specific?