Section: 188.8.131.52 [thread.lock.guard] Status: Resolved Submitter: Finland, Great Britain Opened: 2017-02-03 Last modified: 2017-04-24
Priority: Not Prioritized
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Discussion:Addresses FI 8, GB 61
The class template lock_guard was made variadic. This is abi-breaking, and confusing because one-argument lock_guards have a typedef mutex_type but lock_guards with more than one argument don't. There's no need to try to shoehorn this functionality into one type.
Proposed change: Revert the changes to lock_guard, and introduce a new variadic class template vlock_guard that doesn't have the mutex_type typedef at all.
[2017-02-02, Marshall notes]
This was the subject of intense discussion in Issaquah, and a joint LEG/LEWG session agreed on this approach.
Resolved by P0156R2.