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From: Yuval Ronen (ronen_yuval_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-21 17:20:56

Howard Hinnant wrote:
> Fwiw, this is the approach of N2184:
> The very biggest change between boost::thread and N2184 is the
> addition of cancellation. And, imho, this is a huge change.
> There are several more minor changes:
> * The N2184::thread is non-copyable like boost::thread, but movable
> (taking advantage of new C++ language and std::lib features). Movable
> N2184::thread maintains the one-to-one mapping between the std::thread
> and the OS thread which boost has (sole ownership semantics). It just
> adds the ability to move the thread between scopes (such as return
> from factory functions). I recently drew the analogy this way:
> boost::thread is like a scoped_ptr to the OS thread.
> N2184::thread is like an auto_ptr to the OS thread (the proposed
> unique_ptr would be a more accurate analogy).

Makes a lot of sense. Makes me wonder why the mutexes in N2094 are not
movable also.

> * N2184::thread separates out the concept of thread identity and
> thread handle. In boost these are both just boost::thread. The
> thread::id is copyable. The only thing you can do with it is equality
> compare it.

I think we might want it to be OutStreamable also. Mainly for debugging
and logging purposes.

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