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From: Anthony Williams (anthony_w.geo_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-11-01 06:41:02

Howard Hinnant <howard.hinnant_at_[hidden]> writes:

> 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 just spotted that in the mailing. Ouch. I know we removed cancellation so we
could make progress on other stuff, but I really think we ought to bring it

One of the key things people have said to me when I have mentioned that we're
standardizing a thread library for C++ is "does that include cancellation?"
Everyone I've spoken to about it has been very glad the answer was "yes."

I've added cancellation to the boost thread library (though currently
this_thread::cancellation_point is the only cancellation point on pthreads ---
something I intend to fix), and I don't intend to remove it.


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