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From: Braden McDaniel (braden_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-08-08 17:04:06

On Thu, 08 Aug 2002 09:18:50 -0400, Eric Woodruff wrote:

> Do you misunderstand "duality", or "functionality"? If boost has source
> dependencies, the the threading models of its dependencies are also
> available to the user, providing a duality in multithreading support.

So what? Boost doesn't need to prevent users from using system-specific
calls; it should just allow them to avoid it. *Especially* no such
measures should be taken when they incur a runtime cost.


> boost is a ubiquitous, dependable framework -- as such it inherits ethical
> responsibility.

Anthropomorphizing software in this manner will only lead to disappointment.


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