From: Rainer Deyke (root_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-07-02 10:34:12
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Sent: Monday, July 02, 2001 9:00 AM
Subject: [boost] Re: Boost.Threads - thread_desc concept
> void foo()
> thread thrd(&bar);
Question: can a thread run without a corresponding thread object?
- Non-copyable thread object interface is more efficient.
- Less functionality. For example, running threads can't change their own
- The above example won't do anything useful.
- Thread object must be allocated on heap anyway in most cases, so the
'thread::ref' design is likely to be superior with no performance penalty in
- More functionality. A static function that returns a reference to the
currently running thread object is possible.
- Overall clearer interface. If a thread object dies, the thread dies.
The inverse cannot be true, however: a thread may terminate long before it
is safe to destroy the thread object.
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