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Subject: Re: [boost] [thread] terminating destructor
From: Vicente J. Botet Escriba (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-10-10 07:03:23

Le 10/10/12 10:23, Andrzej Krzemienski a écrit :
> Hi,
> I can see in the release notes that in Boost 1.52 boost::thread's
> destructor calls terminate if joinable, in order to conform to C++11
> specification. I am not sure if this is the best course of action.
> My understanding -- form the C++ Committee papers and informal
> presentations -- is that the reason for introducing a 'terminating
> destructor' was the lack of thread cancellation/interruption functionality.
> Thread interruption is supposed to be the preferred behavior for thread's
> destructor. std::thread does not support interruption (for some reasons),
> but boost::thread does (this is already a departure from C++11), so
> shouldn't the latter prefer to interrupt a joinable thread in the
> destructor?

yes this is a possible alternative to the standard behavior. But what to
do after interrupting, joining? What others think? Anthony?


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