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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-21 06:31:59

Weston Markham <wmarkham_at_[hidden]> writes:

> It strikes me as odd that waiting on a condition variable is not const. It
> seems to me that, although one does expect the condition variable to change
> state, one is not actually requesting the change, but instead is merely
> detecting a change made by another thread.
> I can understand that, internally, the condition variable is probably
> keeping lists of waiting threads, which would need to be modified in order
> to satisfy the wait() call. From the point of view of the calling code,
> however, I think that this is irrelevant.
> Is there some other sense in which calling wait() can be considered to
> modify the condition variable?

I think that's a very sharp observation.

Dave Abrahams
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