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From: Sohail Somani (s.somani_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-19 16:31:47

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Peter Dimov
> Sent: Monday, March 19, 2007 1:16 PM
> To: boost-devel
> Subject: [boost] Boost.Threads, N2178, N2184, et al
> Hello everyone,
> I'd like to start working on a Boost implementation of my
> threading proposal
> N2178:
> but, as you'll see if you take a look at it, it differs from
> the current
> Boost.Threads and Howard Hinnant's competing N2184 in a
> number of important
> places, and having two competing libraries in Boost that do
> the same thing
> may not be a good idea.
> So what would be the best way to proceed?

Is there some functionality you get with one that you don't with the
other? It might be helpful to focus on that.

Aside: Why do you want to bring pthreads into the mix? I know the two
threading APIS are Windows and pthreads but still... Couldn't you define
a new API that would be a thin wrapper for pthreads?

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