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Subject: Re: [Threads-devel] BOOST_THREAD_LOCAL support
From: Fredrik Orderud (forderud_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-02-21 14:22:23

On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 7:49 PM, Vicente J. Botet Escriba <
vicente.botet_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Le 21/02/13 14:52, Fredrik Orderud a écrit :
> Yes Windows XP might pose a problem for programmatic library loading.
> Do you know if upcoming boost releases are still required to support
> Windows XP? Otherwise, we could possibly avoid the problem by stating that
> Windows XP is not supported for this feature?
> Yes, I believe Windows XP will be supported yet. BTW, I use windows XP to
> test the windows part.

Then we might need to emulate thread-local storage somehow. This can be a
bit tricky, since __thread/__declspec(thread) are not types, but
storage-class modifiers. My first thought was to provide a small class with
a syncronized map[thread_id] -> value container as fall-back emulation, but
that will not be possible unless we "templatize" the
BOOST_THREAD_LOCAL_RESTRICTED by type somehow. Any thoughts on this?

> I agree that BOOST_THREAD_LOCAL_RESTRICTED sounds like a realistic
> level of ambition. I'll definitely appreciate some help in preparing a
> patch. :-)
> I will have some free time next week. Maybe you could post on the
> development ML to request interest for the Boost.Config library.

Sounds great!


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