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From: Johan Nilsson (r.johan.nilsson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-11-01 04:40:37

Howard Hinnant wrote:
> On Oct 31, 2007, at 12:45 AM, Johan Nilsson wrote:


>> Sure, C and C++ compatibility would be great - but is this "just" a
>> matter
>> of principle, or is there a large user base which is only waiting for
>> cross-language threading compatibility? I'm certainly not (sorry).
> Here's an interesting read on the subject:
> For those of you not familiar with the language of standardization,
> this is an official letter from the C committee to the C++ committee
> saying: "Thank you for removing cancellation. Now we want you to
> promise that you will not even discuss bringing it back."

I think I can understand why members of the standard committee(s), with an
explicit goal of providing cross-language compatibility between C and C++,
will want to remove cancellation.

Are there any rationales available for the uninitiated?

Thanks / Johan

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