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Subject: [boost] [thread] to std:: or not to std::
From: Michael Caisse (mcaisse-lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-23 01:05:48

There seems to be a trend to migrate boost::thread to std::thread.

Has there been consideration that perhaps the user community may not
want this? There are differing opinions on threads (obviously) and
recent breaking changes concern me.

For example, the thread destructor now calling terminate instead of
detach has made the upgrade to 1.52 more troublesome than it should have

Will the next move be to remove interruption points? We have purposely
selected Boost.Thread on a few projects that are also using C++11
because we prefer the Boost.Thread behaviour and feature set.

The purpose of this email isn't to debate the merit of the Boost.Thread
feature set but instead to understand the future direction of the library.

Can Vicente or someone provide the intended road map or general plan for
the library?


Michael Caisse
ciere consulting

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