From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-08-03 22:57:21
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From: "Philip Nash" <philip.nash_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Friday, August 03, 2001 10:17 PM
Subject: RE: boost.threads [was RE: [boost] Re: sockets /network programming
> > > 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? :-)
I guess you'd have to ask Herb. What would "Atomically Safe" mean, anyway?
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