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Subject: Re: [boost] [thread] Do we need thread_group now?
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-04-13 18:19:34

Vicente J. Botet wrote:
> now that we have Boost.Container and Boost.Thread (trunk)
> uses Boost.Move, boost::thread_group has less sense.
> I was thinking on replacing it by some generic algorithms as
> join_all, interrupt_all that work with generic containers so
> that the user can use the best containers adapted to her own
> needs.
> Could boost::thread_group be deprecated once these generic
> algorithm are released? Or, is there something really useful
> on the thread_group class that needs to be preserved or even
> improved?

I like your idea. thread_group is an odd thing. If you want access to the threads in the group, you must track the pointers in another container because you can't iterate a thread_group. To remove a thread, you also must retain the pointer versus using its ID, for example. thread_group is an odd container, so I'm in favor of supporting the group functionality using ordinary containers.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer using std::disclaimer;
Dev Tools & Components
Susquehanna International Group, LLP


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