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From: Jeremy Siek (jsiek_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-06-27 16:48:15

On Wed, 27 Jun 2001 williamkempf_at_[hidden] wrote:
> Almost. A detached() thread won't necessarilly last longer than the
> parent thread. We just don't care about its lifetime. If
> the "parent" thread is the "main" thread, the "child" thread simply
> can't outlive its "parent".

Right, that's why I used the word "may" ;)

> That depends on your definition of detached. It's quite possible
> that I'll want to manage the thread's priority even if I don't care
> to manage its lifetime, for instance.

Sure, I'm ok with returning a thread id from create_detached_thread() so
long as that id type can't be used with join() and cancel().


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