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From: Iain.Hanson_at_[hidden]
Date: 2001-07-02 14:01:51


Author: williamkempf (williamkempf_at_[hidden]) at unix,mime Date: 02/07/01

>No, I don't think it illustrates that at all. At best it
>illustrates that Boost.Threads should have a thread_group concept to
>insure other's don't make this mistake in their own implementations.
> It does not argue for a ref-counted design in any way.

I prefer the thread to the thread_ref design for many of the reasons you have
stated. I think that if we want ref counting or smart_ptrs then these should and
can be added onto the basic concept. If I want the smart_ptr syntax without heap
allocation I can always use the address of operator. which mimics a bitwise copy
of the thread object without affecting its lifetime.


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