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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-13 10:37:46

Howard Hinnant wrote:


> If the OS provides a mutex that is recursive without documenting that
> fact, then that sounds like a docs bug to me. If I need a recursive
> mutex, I will gladly use an OS-supplied one if I can find such a
> beast. Otherwise I have to build it myself out of an OS-supplied
> non-recursive mutex. If I find that I've ended up paying for
> recursion overhead twice, or unnecessarily re-implemented recursive
> mutexes for that platform, I'll send a bug report to the OS vendor.

However in this case a recursive mutex has been provided by the OS, you just
decided to not use it (in order to implement the recursive condition::wait).
It seems that you have accepted the responsibility for the tradeoff. For
some reason, it also seems that it's time for me to shut up.

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