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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-22 14:54:40

"Peter Dimov" <pdimov_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> Beman Dawes wrote:
>> The C++ standards committee's Library Working Group has proposed a
>> schedule for library changes and extensions:
>> * October 2005: cutoff date for C++0x major library proposals
>> * October 2006: cutoff date for library TR2 proposals
>> * April 2007: cutoff date for C++0x library clean-up papers
>> The usual rule-of-thumb is that new library components go in TR2,
>> while changes to existing components go in C++0x. The LWG will
>> consider exceptions to the rule on a case-by-case basis.
> A threading library is an interesting specimen. Is it a C++0x or a TR2
> thing? Given that the cutoff dates are a whole year apart...

Yep, sort of an odd case. Because it is a new component, TR2 would seem the
logical choice. But with three independent implementations (Boost,
Dinkumware, and Metrowerks), existing practice is already considerable and
many LWG members are already familiar with Boost.Threads. The Evolution
Working Group is apparently also interested in pushing forward with threads
for C++0x. Hans Boehm and others are working on core language changes to
legitimize C++ threading and other forms of concurrent programming.


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