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From: Sohail Somani (s.somani_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-19 17:04:29

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Martin Wille

> Why?
> Users of the POSIX API wouldn't want to adjust their existing
> code for
> it. (As a side node, there seems to be significant resistance against
> adding shallow C++ wrappers around POSIX functions in the POSIX C++
> Binding Study Group List)

Interesting. Why?

> Users of non-POSIX APIs would have to adjust their code, anyway.
> Transition to "proper C++ code" (for some sense of that phrase) would
> require the C++ <thread> API, anyway.
> New C++ code could would likely use the C++ <thread> API, anyway.

A fine reason, but why would you want to lump it in with <thread>? Or
alternatively, require <thread> to depend on <pthread.h>? Looks like
there should be another proposal to add <pthread.h> to the standard... I
do like my pthreads btw, but I wouldn't want to restrict the

IMHO of course!


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