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Subject: Re: [boost] [thread] On shared_mutex
From: Jeffrey Lee Hellrung, Jr. (jhellrung_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-11-28 17:21:52

On 11/28/2010 12:52 PM, Howard Hinnant wrote:
> Three years ago I wrote N2406 "Mutex, Lock, Condition Variable Rationale" ( for the C++ committee in an attempt to explain the combined proposed std::mutex/std::unique_lock package and how it fit together with the tr2-targeted shared_mutex/shared_lock package. This paper also proposed an upgrade_mutex and upgrade_lock.
> Since that time, the std-proposed stuff has been accepted with some name changes, and a reworking of the timed-locking interface. Additionally Anthony Williams has implemented much of the shared-locking functionality in boost (and done a very nice job with it).
> That being said, I disagree with some fairly major design changes between N2406 and what is now in the boost library. Four of the major changes are:
> There is a tutorial-style description of this library here:

I've been reading through the tutorial, and have a correction (I think)
in the definition of A in the "unique_lock tutorial" section. A::mut_
is declared as a std::unique_lock<std::mutex>, but I would think it
should be just a plain std::mutex, unless I'm missing something.

- Jeff

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