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From: Batov, Vladimir (Vladimir.Batov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-29 19:17:04

>>" Thread-safety should not be a run-time configurable property."
> I think this is somewhat incorrect as absolutes usually are.

Well, I'll probably lose the fairly abstract discussion of general
incorrectness of absolutes. :-) I just think that compile-time vs.
run-time is a pragmatic choice. Why give the user an alternative with is
dubious and likely incorrect? For that reason std::list does not provide
operator[] even though it could. Surely, one could come up with his/her
design that would "require" such an operator for std::list. Does it
invalidate the decisions STL designers made? I do not think so.

That is why I am suspicious of temptations to lump distinctly different
functions of scoped_lock, try_lock and timed_lock into one universal


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