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From: Stefan Seefeld (seefeld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-06-04 10:52:53

Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> Stefan Seefeld wrote:
>>hi there,
>>I'v been trying to find some info as to why semaphores
>>are considered harmful by the boost::thread authors,
>>without luck. Is there any concise text describing
>>the problem ?
> Well,

well, that doesn't say anything but that it is error-prone.
All I'm trying to find out is: why ?

>>I'v been using semaphores for years and can't think of
>>what should be wrong with it.

I'm still not convinced. You are comparing semaphores with
mutexes, when you should compare semaphores with condition variables.
At least when argueing about efficiency.


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