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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-11-16 09:42:10

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From: <scleary_at_[hidden]>

> Second: I don't see how these systems could possibly claim to be
> anyway -- I have the usual questions about the guarantee of observable
> behaviour, side effects, and sequence points -- which I'm sure you've
> before. My question: why can't these guarantees be used to prevent
> with double-checked locking?

Simply: because the standard doesn't apply to multithreaded or
multiprocessor systems. Threading isn't covered, so if you make a
multiprocessor system it's an extension, and you can define any behavior you

> BTW, please respond privately; this really isn't a Boost discussion.

Sorry, I think it is. ;-)


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