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From Martin Sebor <>
Subject Re: STDCXX-1056 [was: Re: STDCXX forks]
Date Wed, 05 Sep 2012 20:03:42 GMT
On 09/05/2012 01:33 PM, Liviu Nicoara wrote:
> On 09/05/12 15:17, Martin Sebor wrote:
>> On 09/05/2012 12:40 PM, Liviu Nicoara wrote:
>>> On 09/05/12 14:09, Stefan Teleman wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 10:52 AM, Martin Sebor <> wrote:
>>>> [...]
>>>> OK so I did a little bit of testing, after looking at the *right*
>>>> __rw_guard class. :-)
>>>> I changed the std::numpunct class thusly:
>>>> [...]
>>> I am afraid this would be unsafe, too (if I said otherwise earlier I was
>>> wrong). [...] Thoughts?
>> You're right, there's still a problem. We didn't get the double
>> checked locking quite right.
> I wish for simplicity: eliminate the lazy initialization, and fully
> initialize the facet in the constructor. Then we'd need no locking on
> copying its data (std::string takes care of its own copying).

I'm not sure how easily we can do that. Almost all of locale
is initialized lazily. Some of the layers might depend on the
facets being initialized lazily as well. This was a deliberate
design choice. One of the constraints was to avoid dynamic
initialization or allocation at startup. Another was to be
able to use iostreams (to a limited extent) in low memory
conditions to write an error message to stderr. It's been
a long time and the details are more than a little fuzzy.
I'll need to spend some time going through the code and
refreshing my memory.


> Liviu

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