Hi, Stefan & co - now that midas is c++11 and c++11 comes with a threads library, should we
switch midas to use the c++11 threads instead of pthreads? (Of course on Linux c++11
threads are a layer on top of pthreads, the best I know).
This should remove the dependency on pthreads.h and use a more native implementation of
threads on MacOS and Windows. (again, the best I can tell).
Of course this depends on c++11 threads having all the functions we need. Specifically, "lock
with timeout" is useful to deal with "gah! everything stopped! what do I do!", a problem
bedeviling midas in the early days (and still happens today!). Current midas kills everything
after 5 minutes of deadlock - then the user knows how to restart everything and the developer
has core dumps to look at. (to see which program/thread holds the lock and would not give it
Any thoughts on this?