From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-12-18 19:46:20
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There has been a fair amount of discussion on the GCC mailing list about
possibe ways of integrating POSIX threads with ISO C++.
The key question to date has been how to deal with thread cancellation.
People have asked questions like:
* Should cancellation throw an exception?
* What happens if the exception is caught, and not rethrown?
* What happens if the exception violates an exception-specification?
* What should be done about the fact that ISO C++ says that C library
functions like "printf" never throw exceptions?
Much of the GCC discussion can be found here:
However, this issue is not specific to any compiler; it's a general
question about the interaction between C++ and POSIX threads, and
perhaps even other threading systems.
Therefore, we've started a new mailing list for discussing these issues.
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