There have been discussion earlier if similar but different questions should all go into one question post or into several independent (which may link to each other). The general consensus is to ask several separate questions:
I fully agree on that. However, when I do it, often enough I get votes as exact duplicate.
- how efficient is a try_lock on a mutex? closed as exact duplicate of how efficient is a lock on a mutex?
It is obviously not an exact duplicate because it asks about
try_lock which does something different than
lock. It still may be that the answers may be the same, however, I am not sure about that (and the people who closed it also don't, regarding to their comments).
I am wondering how I should handle it in the future. Because of such problems, I start to put several questions again into one question. But then I often don't really know what I should choose as the answer if they only answer one of the questions.
When I had them separated and the second and the second one gets closed, I am also not exactly sure what I should do if the first question was already answered but the answer does not answer my second question (see my example above -- the answer about
lock does not mention
try_lock at all).