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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Boost Test thread safety
From: Raffi Enficiaud (raffi.enficiaud_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-02-21 07:29:33

On 21.02.19 02:15, Klaim - Joël Lamotte via Boost-users wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Feb 2019 at 23:59, Raffi Enficiaud via Boost-users
> <boost-users_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> As of today, virtually nothing has been done to make the library thread
>> safe. It is not impossible but it would require quite a chunk of work.
>> Raffi
> As a user data point: Both in the company I work for and in some other
> projects I work on, I had to resort to use GTest instead of either
> Boost.Test or Catch2 because of the lack of thread-safe checking api.
> Apparently Catch2 author now plan to implement thread-safe assertions.
> Just so you know that it's an important feature for a lot of projects
> (but I understand it's not necessarilly easy to provide).
> A. Joël Lamotte

Thanks for the feedback. I know it is an important feature, and it is
there for a long time :) (see eg.

What would be possible at low/moderate cost would be to have thread
safety while inside a test case, where assertions and messages can come
from different threads.
Would that make you use boost.test?

In a second step, I can work on making the framework thread-safe such
that we can enable parallel test-case execution. This would be more
tricky because it involves more components.

I suggest we start easy.


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