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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-07 13:08:17

From: "adam_winkler" <adam_winkler_at_[hidden]>
> Hi there,
> I have recently begun using boost and I really like what I have seen
> so far (memory pools, smart pointers and some mutex/thread stuff)!
> I'd just like to request a thread-safe shared pointer class. Unlike
> many other smart pointers, it seems to me that shared pointers are,
> by their very (shared) nature, likely to need thread-safety. For
> instance, I have never needed a thread-safe auto_ptr, since I tend to
> use auto_ptr for things that have a single owner. However, in my
> application, I share objects between different threads and, thus, I
> need the threadsafety...

What do you mean by "thread safe shared pointer class"? (Different people
have different expectations about the level of thread safety.)

You might want to take a look at

Peter Dimov
Multi Media Ltd.

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