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From: Sean Kelly (sean_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-01-30 12:41:22

Jeremy Maitin-Shepard wrote:
> "Darryl Green" <Darryl.Green_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>I don't see why the library shouldn't be generic enough to allow a
>>unification on a platform that supports it.
> I suppose it is possible, but is there any platform other than Windows
> that supports it? Also, it seems that the interface to support waiting
> on a mutex would be too loo-level to then allow use of either
> asynchronous I/O or synchronous I/O, depending on the platform.

I'm currently leaning towards picking up work on the existing
Boost.Socket implementation and adding generic waits at a higher level
or perhaps in another package? There's no reason a condvar can't be
used for this type of thing. No need to rely on nonportable library calls.


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