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From: Rob Lemley (rclemley_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-01-20 16:01:42

Robert Hanson wrote:
> I’m looking at porting a windows (win32) app to linux. Is there a good
> reason to consider the boost thread library over the linux thread
> library? Does boost provide a wrapper for threads, so that I won’t need
> to change my source code when porting between the two?

YES! It's very good at that! Also support for mutexes, etc. Works on

Highly recommended for cross-platform thread programming.

I consider it more than just a wrapper. It adds functionality such as
exception throwing, etc. that isn't available in the raw OS interfaces.
 Plus it's very well researched, thought-out, documented and has been
through the boost review process! Don't try it yourself at home, I
think you would not come up with anything better.

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