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From: Bohdan (gejrlaug_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-05 15:49:28

"E. Gladyshev" <egladysh_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> What is exactly wrong with my solution that doesn't
> have the ONE OS limitations, doesn't have any
> compilation time problems

Do you mean link of incompatible library problems ?
If so ... as mentioned this is problem of boost build system
and it will be finally solved. Look at boost::regex, it doesn't have
such problems for compilers supporting "#pragma comment".
It means that correct library is linked automatically.

> and supports my toy OS (or
> any other OS) directly (w/o editing the boost::thread
> implementation)?

Because :
        1. traits causes more complicated and more
           error prone interface. In this case errors can
           be caused by two incompatible thread
           mechanicms used in one application.
           BTW, have you any idea how two diffrent
           thread models will collaborate in one
            application ? And why you may want this mess ?
        2. A lot of implementation code will be placed in headers,
            which damages compile perfomance VERY
            MUCH ... I hope you have already agreed
            to this point. Do you ?
        3. I haven't seen compiled application,
            which is working with TWO OSes
            or threading models at the same time.
            Do you ?
            Single/multi treaded is property
            of whole application, but not of it's part.
            Current boost::thread design is just
            reflection for this statement.


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