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Subject: [boost] [boost.lockfree] Lockfree on Windows?
From: Philip Bennefall (philip_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-04-02 10:32:01


I am in need of a lock free fifo for my current project so I looked into
lockfree. However, in the documentation I see:

boost.lockfree has been tested on the following platforms:
  a.. g++ 4.4, 4.5 and 4.6, linux, x86 & x86_64
  b.. clang++ 3.0, linux, x86 & x86_64

My question is what the status is on Windows? The documentation for
boost.atomic says that Windows has been tested, so is there a reason why
lockfree might have platform specific issues? When I run the example
provided for the single producer/single consumer queue, I get the expected
results so it does seem to work. It also states that the queue is lock free.
Is it safe to use on Windows at present?

Thanks in advance for any information.

Kind regards,

Philip Bennefall

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