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Subject: Re: [boost] Release managers: Boost.Thread breaking changes in 1.53
From: Tim Blechmann (tim_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-31 12:08:02

> Why would anyone writing new software on a modern platform use
> boost::thread rather than std::thread unless then actually wanted the
> old semantics, anyway?

because one might want to run on systems with an older toolchain? for
one of my projects, i have to stay compatible with gcc-4.2 for older osx
compilers and with mingw/gcc-4.4 ...

being able to conditionally pull std::thread or boost::thread into scope
helps me a LOT in the transition without breaking old compilers. there
are a couple of other boost libraries which have the same purpose
(atomic, chrono, move)


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