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Section: 30 [thread] Status: Dup Submitter: BSI Opened: 2010-08-25 Last modified: 2016-02-10
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At various points in the standard new edges are added to happens-before, for example 27.2.3:2 adds happens-before edges between writes and reads from a stream:
If one thread makes a library call a that writes a value to a stream and, as a result, another thread reads this value from the stream through a library call b such that this does not result in a data race, then a happens before b.
Happens-before is defined in 1.10:11 in a deliberate way that makes it not explicitly transitively closed. Adding edges to happens-before directly, as in 27.2.3:2, does not provide transitivity with sequenced-before or any other existing happens-before edge. This lack of transitivity seems to be unintentional. In order to achieve transitivity we suggest each edge be added to inter-thread-happens-before as a synchronises-with edge (as per conversation with Hans Boehm). In the standard, each use of the words "happens-before" should be replaced with the words "synchronizes-with" in the following sentences:
27.2.3:2, 220.127.116.11:6, 18.104.22.168:7, 30.6.4:7, 30.6.9:5, 22.214.171.124:23
Request the concurrency working group to determine if changes are needed