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Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc-2013] Boost.Thread/ThreadPool project
From: Niall Douglas (ndouglas_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-04-26 11:31:27

> > I'm not ruling out the merit of a Boost.Thread threadpool. For me
> > though, the hurdle is very significantly raised: you need to strongly
> > to me why your proposed thread pool is much superior to a Boost.ASIO
> > threadpool. Otherwise I will zero score the GSoC proposal, because in
> > end we need other proposed projects more.
> Superior in what way? Performance-wise, interface-wise? What advanced
> features would you want from a thread pool to make it superior to the
> presented implementation?

That's for the applicant to decide. Any proposal needs to be very
significantly better than something based on existing features to pass
muster not just with Boost, but with Google themselves. There is always an
assumption against duplication of existing functionality just for the sake
of it.


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