Can boost threads find a handle to current running thread?

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    Can boost threads find a handle to current running thread?

    I'm not sure if this is something that needs to be implemented in the language or not, but is there a way to obtain perhaps a handle or pointer to a thread that is currently running with boost::threads?

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    boost::thread is supposed to be portable, it will most likely use a platform specific API, but the whole idea of the library is to avoid the need for an API call or a platform specific feature like a handle or pointer.

    If you need to use a handle, you might as well forgo the use of boost::thread and use an API

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