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From: Bryan Scattergood (bryan.scattergood_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-15 13:28:32

bill_kempf wrote:
> --- In boost_at_y..., Wil Evers <Wil_Evers_at_d...> wrote:
> > As I said in comp.std.c++, Hoare's Communicating Sequential Processes
> > (CSP) contains a good example of a high-level syntax to express such
> > selection constructs. So far, my low-level approach is to use event
> > handles on Win32; for Unix, I use a pipe (which has a file descriptor,
> > and can thus be selected on) to express the state of something that
> > resembles a condition variable.
> I think an exciting prospect for Boost would be a higher level
> library giving CSP mechanisms built on top of the Boost.Threads
> primitives. In fact, the documentation for Boost.Threads suggests
> this.

You may already be aware of this, but the occam community has put some
work into implementing the CSP model of concurrency on top of the Java
threading primitives. If a higher-level CSP model is a long term goal,
then some of their work may carry across to Boost.Threads. See for some details.


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