On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 8:22 PM, Fredrik Orderud <forderud@gmail.com> wrote:
On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 7:49 PM, Vicente J. Botet Escriba <vicente.botet@wanadoo.fr> wrote:
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 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!

I think I've now managed to extend the macro with thread_local emulation for MSVC in WinXP-compatible mode (not default for MSVC 11). The emulation can also be applied for any linux/apple/unix platform that we determine is without __thread support by modifying the macro logic. Could you please give me some feedback on the attached patch?

Thanks in advance,