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From: Philip Nash (philip.nash_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-08-03 21:17:09

> > In GOTW 61 Herb Sutter writes the following
> >
> > The Importance of "Big-A" Atomicity


> > - The "do all the work off to the side, and commit using only
> > nonthrowing operations" method is not possible if there are no
> > suitable nonthrowing (A-safe) operations.


> I still don't know what Herb meant by "A-safe". Maybe it's just
> "nonthrowing".

Perhaps the above highlights will clarify.
AFAICS: The A appears to stand for Atomicity or Atomically. So A-Safe must
be "Atomically Safe", although obviously only in the context of exception

Am I close? :-)


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