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Subject: Re: [boost] [thread] Dividing into Boost.Thread and Boost.Sync
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-08-17 15:05:55

On Saturday 17 August 2013 20:48:49 Oliver Kowalke wrote:
> 2013/8/17 Andrey Semashev <andrey.semashev_at_[hidden]>
> > You can use future and promise to pass asynchronous values, true. But
> > still,
> > its primary use is with threads. Things like async() and future.then() use
> > threads to carry out actions. Even if you don't use these features, you
> > can
> > still use futures from Boost.Thread.
> I mean using fibers instead threads

You can't safely use regular mutexes and condition variables with fibers, can
you? If you block, you won't switch to another fiber, which you may be waiting

> > Note that I'm not saying there's no point in loosening this dependency of
> > futures on threads. I'm saying that Boost.Sync doesn't look like a proper
> > place for futures.
> maybe boost.future?

Maybe. That's along the lines of the Boost.Async suggestion.

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