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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.37][Function] Request permission to merge changes
From: Doug Gregor (doug.gregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-14 13:17:29

On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 11:57 AM, Eric Niebler
<eric_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Doug Gregor wrote:
>> Aleksey pointed out that Boost.Function in 1.36.0 has a critical
>> thread-safety problem. I've now fixed the problem on the trunk,
>> and---after regression tests cycle---would like to merge these changes
>> (along with other long-stable fixes to Function) to the release
>> branch. Okay?
> Yes, we really need this fix. Can you describe the nature of the other
> changes you plan to merge?

Of course. They are:

  - const-correctness for function::target():
  - performance improvement for function::swap():
  - added function_fwd.hpp header:
  - added typeof support:
  - workarounds for the latest CodeGear C++ Builder:

It is *possible* to make the thread-safety change on the release
branch without bringing over the other changes, but everything else
has been on trunk for nearly a month without any breakage. So, I think
it's probably riskier to try to bring fixes over piecemeal than to
just do a merge from trunk's Function.

  - Doug

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