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From: Felipe Magno de Almeida (felipe.m.almeida_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-26 23:37:25

I dont know if this thread is the best place to make this question, but...
Where do I find the proposals about threads in C++? libs, core
language modifications, memory model and etc... ? And I've seen
somewhere that there's some group discussing about those things
either, but I had only access to it through a page... maybe there's
somehow for others to receive those mails? Even havent permission to
reply any? I'm really interested about it, but I fear things like
atomicity garantees to volatile and static variables and some others
too strong garantees...

Thanks in advance

On 4/27/05, Andrei Alexandrescu (See Website For Email)
<SeeWebsiteForEmail_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Beman Dawes wrote:
> > "Peter Dimov" <pdimov_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> > news:015b01c54770$b599c530$6501a8c0_at_pdimov2...
> >
> >>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.
> What other forms of concurrent programming?
> I also wonder how work on accepting libraries can be done before or
> concurrently :o) with language changes that render them legitimate. This
> has been a thorny issue for the memory model group. We basically have
> decided to finish the memory model first. In face of other threading
> libraries being proposed (by the way does any of the three support
> lock-free programming?), we might have to obey market laws and start
> working on a library as well, because we have a good idea on how it
> would look like.
> Andrei
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