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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] boost signals2 review
From: vicente.botet (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-11-12 05:46:18

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stjepan Rajko" <stjepan.rajko_at_[hidden]>
To: "boost users" <boost-users_at_[hidden]>; <boost_at_[hidden]>
Cc: "Andrew Webber" <andy_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 5:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Boost-users] boost signals2 review

> Thank you, Andy, for the review.
> Stjepan
> On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 9:18 AM, Andrew Webber <andy_at_[hidden]> wrote:

>> I think that the interface changes required to guarantee thread safety
>> are
>> understandable. I've seen some discussion on the mailing list about
>> retaining the trackable interface for backwards compatibility. While I
>> understand the desire to keep the changes required by switching to
>> signals2
>> to a minimum, I think signals2 provides a clean break. I understand
>> boost::signals is going to be maintained for the time being. This way,
>> if
>> people don't want to change, they don't need to for the time being. If
>> they
>> want thread safe signals, they should switch to the new library, its new
>> techniques and its clean interface.

Do not forget that it is plaanned the library will replace Boost.Signal in
the mid term.
So if there is no functional compatibility and performances for the single
thread the replacemant will not be welcome for the current users.


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