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From: Puverle, Tomas (IT) (Tomas.Puverle_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-21 10:29:03

> Also, why not including windows.h directly, like this:
> #define WIN32_LEAN_AND_MEAN
> #include <windows.h>

I believe WIN32_EXTRA_LEAN may be even better.

> <side-note>
> From my tests it seems your version as is now fails to link
> for gcc (unresolved external
> _InterlockedIncrement/_InterlockedDecrement).
> However, if #including <windows.h> and use
> InterlockedIncrement/Decrement - they work.
> </side-note>

That is not suprising - Interlocked* are parts of the Win32 API.

In fact, it has been a complete mistery to me as to why boost doesn't
use atomic operations for its ref counting. The mutex on the counter
was one of the big reasons why people here decided not to use

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