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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-03-01 19:15:59

Anthony Williams <anthony_at_[hidden]> writes:

> I thought I'd start off some discussion about mutexes, to inaugurate
> our new mailing list.
> The mutex is the basic synchronization primitive for shared-memory
> threading models, such as that of boost.thread, so it is very
> important that the model, and implementation, is sound. With a
> working mutex, you can build more pexpressive synchronization
> mechanisms, such as the smart shared pointers proposed by Roland.

I think it's great to discuss these things, and we should probably
pursue them. That said, and I hate to be a killjoy, don't we need to
focus on the library reimplementation and stabilization before we look
at new design ideas?

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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