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From: Philip Nash (philip.nash_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-07-31 10:51:30

re: null_mutex

> It's trivial to write, yes, but it's complicated to get it exactly
> right as a general concept instead of a concept for a specific use.


> So I understand why the decision to leave this (and several other
> out is dissapointing to many, but that's just going to be the way it is.

Yes, understood. Scott Meyer's put it well (although in another connection)
when he quoted Stroustrup as saying that something was "trivial to write",
then added that can be hard to get the right type of trivia :-)

> > Anyway, what is the status of this submission now? I keep reading
> that it is "nearly ready" - is that still the case or have I missed


> All that said, I expect to be ready to submit within a few weeks,
> barring any unforseen delays.

Great, thanks for the update (using real figures, even if you can't
guarantee them :-) ).


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