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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-06-18 17:45:33

Anthony Williams wrote:
> Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> A slightly updated version of
>> was
>> accepted at the C++ committee meeting last week.
>> Although these clock and time features evolved from Boost Date-Time,
>> the actual realization is quite different. So we've got a transition
>> that has to be managed. I'd personally like to see that transition
>> occur quickly, both because Boost.Threads depends on these features,
>> and because I can now bring forward an improved Boost.Timer based on
>> these features.
>> One suggestion is for Boost to provide an implementation of the
>> headers to be added to C++0x, and then to use those headers in the
>> various Boost libraries that need them. But I haven't thought it out
>> in any detail.
> I think it would be really useful to have an implementation of this in
> boost. I've always intended Boost.Thread to track the standard, so I
> will be making these changes in due course.

Good! Let's coordinate to avoid duplication of effort.

> I think the point Ion made about backwards compatibility in
> Boost.Thread is important, so I will retain the old function names and
> signatures as well, at least for a couple of releases.

Yes, that's a help for users.


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