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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] question about threading library
From: Frank Mori Hess (frank.hess_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-11-06 15:53:26
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On Thursday 06 November 2008 14:44 pm, Robert Ramey wrote:
> I want to use the boost threading library in an application.
> Looking through the documentation, I have a questions.
> a) in the examples I find "boost::mutex::scoped_lock" but
> I don't find this in the documentation. It looks like this
> is called "lock_guard". What should I be doing here.
I believe the mutex::scoped_lock, etc. are only there for backward
compatibility with the older Boost.Thread API.
> b) Its not clear to me how unique_lock(Lockable l)
> is different than using lock_gard(..) or scoped_lock.
unique_lock is just more featureful/complex than lock_guard. You can't do
a "try lock" or "timed lock" with a lock_guard, for example. Personally, I
just use unique_lock.
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