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From: vicente.botet (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-05-28 13:25:35

----- Original Message -----
From: "Anthony Williams" <anthony.ajw_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 5:04 PM
Subject: Re: [boost] "joinable"

> "vicente.botet" <vicente.botet_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> just a question that could clarify my thoughts, can a non joinable thread
>> be
>> interruptible?
> No, because you no longer have a handle with which to interrupt it.
> I have thought about providing an "interrupt handle" which you can
> obtain either from a boost::thread object, or by calling
> boost::this_thread::get_interrupt_handle() or similar, in which case a
> detached thread would be interruptible.

Ok, the question now is *should* the joinable and interruptible features of
a thead be disociated?
IMO they should. We can need to interrupt a thread even if we are no
interested when the thread finish.

If should be better if the the implementation is possible, but I don't think
that this is a big problem for the user. Most of the applications could work
without releasing the resources that are released when a thread is detached,
and preserv attached the thread if they want to be able to interrupt it,
isn't it?



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