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Subject: Re: [boost] [context/coroutine] split into two libs in trunk?!
From: Jeffrey Lee Hellrung, Jr. (jeffrey.hellrung_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-04-12 02:37:27

On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 10:41 PM, Oliver Kowalke <oliver.kowalke_at_[hidden]>wrote:

> Hi,
> unfortunetly Giovanni decided to discontinue its boost.coroutine library
> and I was ask be several members of the boost community to provide a
> coroutine implementation using boost.context.
> I've refactored class context from lib boost.context so that I can provide
> coroutine<> and generator<> (following Giovannis interface proposal) based
> on context now.
> I'd like to split it into two libraries:
> - boost.context provides only context jumping facility (a.g. struct
> fcontext_t, start_fcontext()/jump_fcontext()/make_fcontext() and stack
> helper)
> - boost.coroutine contains coroutine<> and generator<>
> Might this be appropriate?

My preference at this phase in the moon (i.e., just thinking aloud at the
moment) might be to have everything context-related be under a single
heading, rather than be fragmented, just to express their close
relationships. It might be easier then for someone who first looks at
context to immediately realize that what they really want is one of the
higher-level constructs. I might be worried about a non-existent problem,

Suggestions for such a single heading, if we go that route: Fiber?

My 2c,

- Jeff

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