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Subject: Re: [boost] [smart_ptr][thread][test] breaking change on shared_ptr operator bool.
From: Gaetano Mendola (mendola_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-12 02:46:20

On 12/12/2012 00.45, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 12:40 AM, Gaetano Mendola <mendola_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> That's horrible.
> What's wrong with it?
> Can't we have somewhat more constructive posts. This isn't Twitter... ;)
> It's quite a simple idiom to get a bool from an expression.

You don't need to get a bool from an expression there, you need to
return true if the thread is joinable so a

return get_thread_info() != 0;

will do the job.

Also about compatibility, changing the operator bool in a library
available for 11 years will break a lot of code out there, if you
really plan to remove it for whatever reason leave it in place for a
few version, issuing warning at compile time (at least only people
treating warnings as errors will be affected).

Gaetano Mendola

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