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From: williamkempf_at_[hidden]
Date: 2001-10-22 17:56:07

--- In boost_at_y..., "Kevin S. Van Horn" <kevin.vanhorn_at_n...> wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Oct 2001 williamkempf_at_h... wrote:
> > > 1. Where can I or other reviewers find authoritative references
> > the
> > > semantics of the POSIX and Windows synchronization
> > without
> > > having to shell out $100+ bucks?
> >
> > The most authoritative reference for Windows primitives is the
> > Which is to say, there is none. The POSIX standard can be found
> > the web.
> Well... this is what I found on the web:
> "Neither IEEE nor ISO makes standards available for free; please
do not ask
> whether the POSIX threads standard is available on the Web. It
> I don't know how they expect people to use a secret standard...
(Not many
> people want to shell out $120 for a standard.)

I know there's a copy (probably a draft copy) on the Web, as I used
it during development. Hopefully someone else can point it out, as I
got the link from someone on here.

As for the cost... I'd say $120 is too much. The ISO C++ document
can be purchased in electronic form for $18. However, the people who
usually care about this form of documentation will usually not find
$120 to be a cost they can't live with, either.

Bill Kempf

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