From: Beman Dawes (beman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-05-30 21:09:30
At 08:58 PM 5/30/00 -0000, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>* Threading amenities - this is a tough subject, but I couldn't
>ignore providing some support.
This one keeps coming up, and would certainly appear on a boost
challenge page if we had one.
Just this morning I ordered a couple of books on threading to try to
build up my own knowledge enough to figure out exactly what the boost
threading challenge might be.
In past discussions there has been a lot of concern that a threading
library needs to be approached very carefully. There are prior
theories, practices, and standards that need to be considered.
Consistent behavior across implementations on different OS's is
obviously a problem. It is one thing to wrap some specific OS's
system calls, and another to specify a set of behavior that can be
supported on virtually any multi-threaded OS.
So, yes, Boost is very interested in a multi-treading library, but
only if it meets a set of requirements which we are unsure of at the
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