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Subject: Re: [boost] [thread] deprecating Mutex::scoped_lock and Mutex::scoped_try_lock and boost::condition
From: Vicente J. Botet Escriba (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-10-20 11:27:40

Le 20/10/12 13:13, Andrey Semashev a écrit :
> On Saturday 20 October 2012 13:08:18 Vicente J. Botet Escriba wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I would like to deprecate the following features in Boost.Thread:
>> * Mutex::scoped_lock and Mutex::scoped_try_lock so that we can make
>> mutex types independent from locks.
>> The user should use instead unique_lock<Mutex> and the new public
>> class try_unique_lock.
> Is try_unique_lock a new lock type? How is it different from unique_lock with
> try_to_lock argument?

Mutex::scoped_try_lock is a legacy type that was defined as a typedef of an internal type for backward compatibility with version 1.

   namespace detail
     template <typename Mutex>
     class try_lock_wrapper;

I'm proposing to rename this internal type as

     template <typename Mutex>
     class try_unique_lock;

The single difference is that the constructor will try to lock instead
of lock the mutex. If nobody needs it I just deprecate
Mutex::scoped_try_lock and signal in the doc that the user can use a
unique_lock using the try_lock_t tag.


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