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From: Roland Schwarz (roland.schwarz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-17 13:31:55

Sashan Govender schrieb:

>Perhaps a lock-free implementation of the STL might be a good idea?
I am afraid that it will be very hard to push it that far.
Also I am not sure if I would want that at all. Isn't it the
case that lock-free algorithms are much slower in the
uncontended case?

But having a bag of lockfree algorithms would definitely be a big win.

BTW.: As I have stumbled over "lock-free " and "wait-free".
Is it true that the use of a user space "spin lock" despite its name
belongs to the class of lock-free but not wait free algorithms?


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