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Subject: Re: [boost] Notice: Boost.Atomic (atomic operations library)
From: Helge Bahmann (hcb_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-12-04 10:27:22

On Fri, 4 Dec 2009, Phil Endecott wrote:
> Helge Bahmann wrote:
>> If this is always an "emulated" CAS
> It could be an ll/sc sequence on systems that have those instructions. I
> don't think that counts as "emulated" in this sense, so memory barriers are
> needed - right?

ah, I didn't think it would be used at all if the platform could do
ll/sc... you're right, in that case, you will definitely need the barriers

>>> (BTW, why do you use leading __s ? I was under the impression that such
>>> identifiers were reserved.)
>> habit of mine to name really internal stuff that way, I can change it if it
>> collides with boost coding style
> I think that would be a good idea - "namespace detail" sufficiently
> identifies these things as being internal. While you're at it, I suggest
> adding some license/copyright headers.

okay, as Peter Dimov pointed out it collides with stdlib, so will change


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