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Generic Locking in C++ - Andrei Alexandrescu

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Lock-based synchronization continues to be a dominant technique for synchronizing multithreaded programs. Better support for multiple readers/single writer locks has made it more competitive. Furthermore, C++1x STL introduces special guarantees for containers aimed at better support for the readers/writer paradigm.
However, lock-based synchronization still has well understood downsides such as proneness to races and deadlocks due to its poor integration with type systems. This talk discusses folly/Synchronized, a C++ library that provides reliable encapsulated locking for generic types.
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NDC Oslo 2016

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