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From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-19 17:49:18

Personal opinion follows ...

Peter Dimov wrote:
> 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.

Boost is many things, but one of them is an incubator for std libraries
and new technologies. Put it in namespace boost::n2178, or something. No

> So what would be the best way to proceed?

Go for it. Put it in boost-sandbox, encourage people to use it, and get
it in the review queue. Trust in the peer-review process. Eventually,
we'll have a standard threading library, which might be some mashup of
boost::threads, Howard's proposal and yours. And even that would not be
reason enough to stop trying to innovate. Boost is a good place for that.

My $0.02.

Eric Niebler
Boost Consulting

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