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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Thread and Boost.Move collision
From: onlyone_at_[hidden]
Date: 2011-12-11 08:00:05

>Vicente J. Botet Escriba:
>> Le 01/12/11 18:11, onlyone_at_[hidden] a ?crit :
>>>>> 1) Move Boost.Move elements to boost::move:: namespace
>>>>> 2) Move Boost.Thread elements to boost::thread namespace
>>>>> 3) Modify Boost.Thread to make use of Boost.Move
>>>> FWIW, I think 3) is what sounds obvious to me. Now maybe there's
>>>> reasons to
>>>> avoid coupling those libraries together but I'm not sure what they
>>>> would be.
>>>> Philippe
>>> Hi,
>>> I have been working on a patch to do just that. I have not run into
>>> any major issues so far. Modifying Boost.Thread to use
>>> Boost.Move solves two problems:
>>> 1) It fixes the name collision (obviously).
>>> 2) It allows types that have been designed to use the Boost.Move
>>> emulation to interoperate with Boost.Thread. (This is relevant
>>> for futures/promises.)
>> Could you post the patch or attach it to a Trac ticket?
>Any news of this patch?
I have been working on it. I was able to implement the basic functionality in a matter of hours (Boost.Move is very easy to use).
Unfortunately, I have been having trouble "Boostifying" the code, as I am unfamiliar with the reasons for many of the
workarounds in the existing code (I am worried about causing regressions in these). I have not yet started on the documentation
or tests. This patch is still my #1 priority, so expect it soon!

Evan Wallace

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