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From: William Kempf (williamkempf_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-04-05 13:02:36

> > In any event, if I could portably provide an implementation that gave
> > same id as the native tools, I'd do so. But I don't think I can do this
> > with POSIX.
>OK, then we can probably live with Beman's suggestion:
>"Type thread_id must meet the requirements given here, but is otherwise
>implementation defined. Implementations are encouraged to give thread_id
>the same type and values as in the underlying native thread system, if
>That sounds quite reasonable to me. What do you think?

I agree with the statement, but the implication for Boost.Threads is that
POSIX won't behave the way you want because I can't portably do so. Which
is unfortunate, since on most systems pthread_t is a type that we could do
this with.

Bill Kempf

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