Boost logo

Boost :

From: Valentin Bonnard (Bonnard.V_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-08-07 20:16:38

Andy Sawyer wrote:

> I concur. "P" and "V" are only interesting from the archaeological
> viewpoint.

I prefer these names because they are so strange and specific that
they show very clearly what we are talking about.

lock() can lock a file, lock an exclusive lock, enter some
other sort of critical section.

I like the names P and V because they don't mean anything to most
people, but I dislike semaphores because I have never understoud
how they were meant to be used. (I don't see the specific problem
they solve.)

Valentin Bonnard

Boost list run by bdawes at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at