From: Stefan Seefeld (seefeld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-26 13:56:49
Howard Hinnant wrote:
> Fair point. Perhaps we should go back to a more fundamental question:
> std::thread t(f);
> t.cancel(); // Logically is this a const or non-const operation on
> the thread executing t/f?
> To answer that question probably involves the very definition of
> cancellation. The "t.cancel()" can reasonably be interpreted in two
> different ways:
> 1. Owner to t: I'm no longer interested in your computation (but
> somebody else might be).
> 2. Owner to t: I want you to clean-up and stop as soon as possible.
Isn't the first point more in line with what in POSIX threads is
described by a 'detach' ? (once a thread is detached, it can't be
joined any more. It still can be canceled.
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