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Subject: Re: [boost] [system] Do we need this library with latest (almost C++0x) compilers?
From: Klaim - Joël Lamotte (mjklaim_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-07-22 07:31:54

Also, boost.thread implement some features that are not yet official C++
standard features.

There is also a slight difference of performance and between these libs and
your particular standard library implementation.
If behaviour have to be exactly the same for all platform, maybe Boost is a
better alternative right now.
For example VS 2012 and 2013 have a bug where chrono clocks have a minimum
resolution of around 8ms which is a problem
in some high performance multi threaded contexts because waiting
synchronization tools (condition_variable, future.wait, sleep_for etc)
are impacted by this.
It is a bug so it will be fixed but not immediately. If you want to use
exclusively the standard, use it until you find something that boost does
and you want and the standard don't have it.

Joel Lamotte

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