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From: Kevin Atkinson (kevin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-02-20 08:31:13

On Thu, 20 Feb 2003, Peter Dimov wrote:

> Kevin Atkinson wrote:
> > Mutex() : l_(MUTEX_INIT) {}
> > #else
> > Mutex() {pthread_mutex_init(&l_, 0);}
> > ~Mutex() {pthread_mutex_destroy($l_);}
> > #endif
> What makes you think that statically initializing a mutex is faster? It only
> defers the initialization until the first lock call occurs. Plus,
> pthread_mutex_init gives you the option to test for errors, should you
> decide to do so.

It depends on the implementation. On some statically initialization is
all that is needed. Lets just drop the issue its not that important as
the underlying Mutex class can easily be changed.


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