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From: Hurd, Matthew (hurdm_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-01-28 23:04:57

> On Behalf Of Sean Kelly
> What remains an issue in my mind is how far to take this. Socket and
> file classes for each platform at least... what else?

Waitable timers would be the other "main" one I'd guess.

Some process abstractions might be straight forward for "kill" signals
and the windows equivalent.

I would still like to see mutexes, timers, socket i/o and file i/o all
with similar acquisition concepts so there is a hope of marrying them
down the track if it is not done up front.

The other thing I'd like to see is a substitutable framework, like the
synch stuff I posted a while ago, where you can develop to a particular
policy concept, for example a shareable mutex, then substitute a single
threaded or null mutex or anything else in. ACE has had something
similar for many years and it is straight forward. The current
interface does not support such use AFAICT, hence the synch wrapper I
use. I'd be happy to document and clean this up if there is interest.


Matt Hurd.

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