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From: Bennett, Patrick (Patrick.Bennett_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-02-05 09:20:09

Honestly, I'd suggest you just use ACE for threading/synchronization
primitives. It's available for a large number of platforms and is
heavily used and frequently updated.
I like Boost a lot, but I think some people are trying to make Boost
more than (IMO) it should be. People discussing efficient io dispatch
techniques for example would be better served to just use ACE, which
already does many of these things extremely well.

Just my (possibly unwanted) $.02.


-----Original Message-----
From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Burc Arpat
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2004 5:14 AM
To: boost_at_[hidden]
Subject: [boost] future of boost.threads

i was actually waiting for the rush of the new release to go away to ask

i have seen some recent discussions regarding the threads library and
from what i gathered there are plans to start working on it again. but,
it also seems the original owner of the lib has disappeared from the

here at the petroleum eng. dept. of stanford university, we use boost
rather heavily and lately we started into looking parallelization
issues. we, of course, would like to use a cross-platform library such
as boost.threads but are a bit worried about the future of it

so, i guess, the questions are: is there gonna be a new release of
boost.threads? if so, are there any plans to change the interface to a
degree that it will require significant changes in the user code?

with that said, let me also state that, i will be more than glad to give
full test support for the library if any changes are being considered


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