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From: Phil Endecott (spam_from_boost_dev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-01-21 12:26:39

Chad Walters wrote:
> I just noticed this announcement on the Boost home page:
> December 19, 2007 - Critical Bug in Function Library
> * Boost.Function in Boost 1.34.x has a bug that affects the construction
> of Boost.Function objects in a multi-threaded context. The problem has been
> fixed in the Boost trunk and for the upcoming Boost 1.35.x. To patch your
> Boost 1.34.x, copy the files function_base.hpp and function_template.hpp
> into the Boost directory boost/function.
> Two questions come to mind, one technical and the other procedural:
> 1. What other Boost libraries make use of Boost.Function in a way that might
> tickle this particular bug? I'd like to understand if we are being affected
> by this in any way and while we aren't using Boost.Function directly,
> perhaps we are using it indirectly.

Boost.Threads is one.

> More generally, is there a good way to
> understand which Boost libraries are dependent on which other libraries?

> 2. I can't seem to find any mention of this on the user, devel, or announce
> mailing lists.


> Is there some place besides the home page where things like
> this get publicized? I guess I would have expected this to come through on
> at least of one of those three lists.

FWIW, I think it would be good to get a 1.34.2 with this fix incorporated.

Regards, Phil.

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