From: bill_kempf (williamkempf_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-14 13:44:13
--- In boost_at_y..., "Peter Dimov" <pdimov_at_m...> wrote:
> From: "Beman Dawes" <bdawes_at_a...>
> > At 10:12 AM 1/14/2002, bill_kempf wrote:
> > > ...
> > >
> > >Cancellation is being evaluated, and will eventually be added to
> > >Boost.Threads. Because of the issues above, however, I can't
> > >when this will be.
> > I don't have any problem with cancellation being excluded until
it can be
> > done right.
> > I'm guessing that at least some of the time when people ask for
> > cancellation, there is some other mechanism which will often
> > that's correct, do we have a write-up of "how to simulate
> > thread-cancellation"? The FAQ entry for cancellation could link
> Why make users reinvent the cancellation wheel?
They shouldn't have to. Boost.Threads will include cancellation at
some point. I just want to insure we do it correctly.
In the mean time, cancellation can be simulated trivially in user
code, and that work around is what Beman wants documented.
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