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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-22 10:14:48

Howard Hinnant <hinnant_at_[hidden]> writes:

> scoped_lock lk1(m, deferred);
> scoped_lock lk2(m, tried);
> <shrug> I disliked "tried" more than I liked "deferred". And I also
> felt that the benefit of symmetry was important to make the interface
> easier to learn.

You only need part-of-speech symmetry. "deferred" is an adjective, so
"non_blocking", "optional", "permeable",... would work find for the
other one, from a grammatical point of view. I don't think "try"
makes a very good adjective, and adding "_lock" to the end of it
doesn't help. So I don't see the symmetry in
"try_lock"/"deferred_lock" other than the suffix :vP

Dave Abrahams
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