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boost::thread::sleep() question

I am having a wrapper thread class that wraps boost::thread instance to create a thread.

If mThread is the boost::thread, why is that

  void Thread::sleep(long milliseconds)
    {
      mThread->sleep(boost::posix_time::milliseconds(milliseconds));
    }  

does not work. I have seen couple of examples like this onthe net. Can someone help?
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prain
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ZoppoCommented:
Hi prain,

the sleep function is not a member function of the thread and it's not intended to be used to give one thread the possibility to let another one sleep.

The only thing sleep does is let the calling thread sleep, so if you want a thread to sleep for some time you have to call sleep from within that thread's threadproc.

Hope that helps,

ZOPPO
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prainAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

Did not receive the intended solution
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ZoppoCommented:
Hi prain,

sorry, I understand that you don't like the answer I wrote because you hoped it's possible to let another thread sleep this way, but that doesn't mean the answer is not correct.

Sometimes the only correct answer to a question unfortunateley is "No" or "That's not possible".

Therefore I'm against deleting this question.

ZOPPO
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