From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-22 10:11:15
on Mon Aug 20 2007, Howard Hinnant <howard.hinnant-AT-gmail.com> wrote:
> Here is a link to a reference implementation and a FAQ for mutexes,
> locks and condition variables I am currently anticipating proposing
> for C++ standardization (or subsequent TR).
"However if the external mutex is (or is layout compatible with) a
pthread_mutex_t, then there is no need for the internal
pthread_mutex_t. When one wants to wait, one simply waits on the
external pthread_mutex_t with the internal pthread_cond_t."
This smells a little fishy. It seems to imply that pthreads can wait
on any old data type that happens to be layout-compatible with
pthread_mutex_t. Is that really true?
-- Dave Abrahams Boost Consulting http://www.boost-consulting.com The Astoria Seminar ==> http://www.astoriaseminar.com
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