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From: Kevlin Henney (kevlin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-09-01 03:39:34

In message <024b01c013ac$27171260$37781990_at_[hidden]>, Greg Colvin
<gcolvin_at_[hidden]> writes
>From: Daryle Walker <darylew_at_[hidden]>
>> Doesn't C ,and therefore C++, have a "sig_atomic_t" type that works like
>> this? (I mentioned this type during the thread discussions.) Could we use
>> it somehow, without (always) resorting to platform-specific extensions?
>In a word, no. The C and C++ standards promise very little
>(some would argue nothing) of any real use about sig_atomic_t.

And the only things they do "promise" are related to signals, not to
threading. Introducing a dependency on <csignal> would be misleading
(threads and signals interact _badly_) and incorrect :-}

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