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D.gnu - [Issue 1085] New: Need to add ability to detach threads.

reply d-bugmail puremagic.com writes:
http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=1085

           Summary: Need to add ability to detach threads.
           Product: DGCC aka GDC
           Version: 0.23
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Phobos
        AssignedTo: dvdfrdmn users.sf.net
        ReportedBy: mattbd walkingdog.net


It is not always reasonable to use wait() to clean up thread resources. I would
like to see a detach method for threads or a DetachedThread class added to the
library.


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Mar 28 2007
next sibling parent d-bugmail puremagic.com writes:
http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=1085





------- Comment #1 from sean f4.ca  2007-03-28 16:57 -------
For what it's worth, Tango will implicitly detach any thread for which
pthread_join has not been called by the time the the Thread object is
destroyed.  I think this is the preferred approach for D, since some required
functionality of the Thread object may not work if the thread has been detached
prematurely.


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Mar 28 2007
prev sibling parent Brad Roberts <braddr puremagic.com> writes:
This doesn't seem dgcc/gdc specific and assuming not should be re-assigned 
to the more general D / Phobos bucket.
Mar 28 2007