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From: Reid Sweatman (borderland_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-08-27 03:43:19

> -----Original Message-----
> From: jsiek_at_[hidden] [mailto:jsiek_at_[hidden]]
> Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2000 8:15 AM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] mutex feature diagram

> 1. What platforms (OS/compiler/thread facility/version) do we care about?
> - pthreads on Linux/Compaq True64/IRIX/HPUX/AIX/BSD/MacOS X
> - Win32 threads on Windows 98/NT/2000
> - MacOS 8 and 9
> - solaris threads on Solaris 6 and higher (or maybe just use
> pthreads here)
> ... (everyone speak up if there is a platform you care about)

I don't know if you intended to solicit general input, but I'll respond,
anyway. Most of my work is on W32 platforms, and I use, often in the same
program, *all* of the available thread synchronization functionality. I'd
hate to have to give any of it up to use a Boost thread library. I've just
been lurking on this thread <sorry> because I have little experience with
threading on other platforms. But it looks like the Augean Stables of
design to come up with a thread library that'll keep everyone happy on every
platform Boost supports. Good luck to the people designing it; may you find
a readily-divertible river. Nice feature diagram, BTW.

Reid Sweatman

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