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From: Eric Woodruff (Eric.Woodruff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-11 12:04:33


I'm not sure. I haven't been following the development branch, and don't
know exactly how to access it. I called this class a function queue based on
what I saw of the currently released boost::thread::thread_pool which was
merely a collection of various threads that provided a grouped join. I
needed to be abstracted from the thread itself. Thus, thread was not a good
choice in the class's name.


"William E. Kempf" <wekempf_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> Eric Woodruff said:
> > Is there any interest in a threaded function queue? I ran into a problem
> > where I needed to asynchronously run methods but I didn't want to (or
> > actually couldn't easlily) maintain threads to run them in. So I created
> > a function queue where I could control the number of threads that were
> > used to execute the (Boost.Function) functions. There is a lot of room
> > for customization like specifying policies for controlling how/if the
> > processing thread collection can grow.
> Unless I'm not understanding precisely what you mean, it sounds like your
> talking about a "thread_pool", as implemented in the thread_development
> branch. Could you compare contrast what you have in mind with what's
> available there?
> --
> William E. Kempf
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