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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] C++ committee calling for lib proposals
From: Tim Blechmann (tim_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-03-05 06:20:12

>> The C++ committee is calling for library proposals for their inclusion in
>> C++11: .
>> I think some of the boost libraries are good candidates, like the recently
>> accepted boost::lockfree. Has anyone considered sending such proposal?
> Lock-free algorithms are neat and typically scale very well, but are
> easily misunderstood and often used for the wrong reasons (like
> performance). C++ could certainly use concurrency-safe containers
> (Intel's TBB has a lot of stuff that could be donated), but I think
> focusing on lock-free ones is the wrong approach.

lock-free data structures usually have better latency/worst-case behavor, but a
lower throughput than concurrent data structures. but in many use cases,
throughput is more important than latency ...

cheers, tim

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