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Subject: Re: [boost] [Stacktrace] review, please stop discussing non-Stacktrace issues
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-12-17 16:29:52

On Sat, Dec 17, 2016 at 9:17 PM, Niall Douglas
<s_sourceforge_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Specifically:
> 1. Should Stacktrace be async safe so it can be used to print a
> stacktrace from a signal/exception handler?

That depends on whether any backend supports decoding the stacktrace
in signal handlers. Note that if we also want to load debug symbols
from a separate file while doing this, the task seems to become

> 2. Is its lack of thread safety on Windows a problem?

Yes, I think that is a serious problem. Though I'm not sure if
Boost.Stacktrace can do something about it, except to introduce a
global lock (sigh).

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