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From: William E. Kempf (williamkempf_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-08-09 08:56:48

----- Original Message -----
From: "Darryl Green" <green_at_[hidden]>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: William E. Kempf [mailto:williamkempf_at_[hidden]]
> > This doesn't work because users will want to use
> > Boost.Threads in their
> > libraries, where they have no control over the application
> > which implements
> > main(). It's a hack that may be acceptable in applications
> > development, but
> > I don't find it acceptable in library development.
> >
> This implies that the library author cares about and needs to control the
> consistent treatment of all threads including "main" - is this really
> necessary - or even possible to control?

A library won't know what thread is the main thread. I can't predict what a
library is going to do, but yes, I can envision some cases where it may well
treat the main thread like any other thread and cause unexpected behavior
because the application didn't use the main() wrapper.

Bill Kempf

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