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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-31 10:59:13

----- Original Message -----
From: "bill_kempf" <williamkempf_at_[hidden]>

> Making lock() operations easily accessible is likely to lead to
> newbie mistakes. Not exposing them at all makes it
> difficult/impossible to extend the library, such as with a lock_ptr<>
> concept.

I would support a solution which exposes "safe newbie" interfaces
separately. Multithreading is a non-trivial domain, and I think it would be
a mistake to make MT code harder for the competent to read/write just in
order to protect the less-competent.


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