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From: Anthony Williams (anthony_w.geo_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-11-03 09:56:55

"Peter Dimov" <pdimov_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Roland Schwarz wrote:
>> Peter Dimov wrote:
>>> There is also the option of implementing pthread_rwlock_* on Windows,
>>> keeping the higher layer platform-independent. This obviously
>>> requires a higher layer that agrees with the pthread_rwlock_*
>>> interface.
>> Sorry, but I am not sure If I understand what you mean.
>> Do you mean the windows version should be implemented on top of
>> pthread?
> I meant that one way to handle the differences between Windows and
> everything else is to implement the C++ layer on top of pthread_* calls,
> then implement the necessary pthread_* calls on Windows. Something like
> Boost.Pthread-Win32, but possibly less complete.

IMO, that is one abstraction layer too many, and gives us less flexibility in
how to implement things on Windows.


Anthony Williams
Software Developer
Just Software Solutions Ltd

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