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From: Greg Colvin (gcolvin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-08-18 12:15:02

From: "William Kempf" <sirwillard_at_[hidden]>
> ...
> I'm familiar enough with pthreads to know that it should be an easy
> port. However, I've just discovered that we have a pretty serious
> flaw in the condition class design that I'd like to shore up before
> anyone attempts a port from my implementation (it should also be
> noted that Jeremy and some others have their own implementations that
> vary from mine to one degree or another, and they've used thread
> libraries other than Win32 as the basis).
> The problem with the CV is that we've only insured that the
> associated mutex is locked in the call to wait() but not in the call
> to notify(). It would be nice if we could have some manner in which
> we can insure that we've locked the mutex at compile time for both of
> these, though I think we'll likely have to settle for an exception at
> run time. If you've seen Jeremy's documentation maybe you have some
> thoughts on this?

Earlier I suggested that the lock, wait condition, and notify could be
combined into a single object with a templated constructor.

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