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Subject: Re: [boost] Microsoft vs The Boost License
From: John McFarlane (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-08-05 23:35:46

On Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 10:39 AM degski via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>

> For a similar idea <> a patent
> was filed in 2002, by IBM and Michael Maged (and it seems Andrei
> Alexandrescu was involved as well). As you can read, the application was
> abandoned in 2010, which says all about how difficult/usefull this approach
> is.

Hazard pointers relate specifically to concurrency and not general memory
management. Efforts to standardize them are ongoing:

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