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Subject: Re: [boost] [Boost-users] [Review] Lockfree review starts today, July 18th
From: Tim Blechmann (tim_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-07-20 14:29:34

> > >> If Boost.Lockfree will be accepted, it won't be merged into trunk
> > >> before Boost.Atomic is accepted.
> > >
> > > That seems unnecessary. Can't Boost.Lockfree simply include (a version
> > > of) Boost.Atomic as an implementation detail for now?
> >
> > this would somehow mean to fork boost.atomic, move everying to a
> > `namespace detail'. might introduce some maintenance overhead to keep it
> > in sync with the
> > original library.
> Excuse me if it's common knowledge around here, but I've seen several
> libraries relying on boost.atomic that have been reviewed,
> so may I ask : why haven't Boost.Atomic been reviewed yet? It looks like
> it's already finished and reliable...

mainly because the original author did not submit it. nor has he been very
active during the last few months: the boost.lockfree repository contains some
fixes to boost.atomic, which haven't been applied to the upstream repository,
although i have sent them the author.

cheers, tim

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