February 15th, 2001 — Volatile - Multithreaded Programmer’s Best Friend — Andrei Alexandrescu

Published: Thu 01 February 2001
By nwcpp

In 2001.


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Wouldn’t it be great if you could have the compiler help you navigate the murky waters of multithreaded programming? This talk delves into the under explored issue of volatile-correctness. The exciting discovery is - if you follow a couple of simple rules in conjunction with the volatile keyword, you can transform all race conditions into compile-time errors.


Andrei Alexandrescu is a Development Manager with RealNetworks, Inc. He is a former columnist of the C++ Report magazine, and a columnist of C/C++ Users Journal. You can reach him at andrei@metalanguage.com.