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From: Schalk_Cronje_at_[hidden]
Date: 2004-09-08 04:21:49

In a related vein, I have been working on a generic functionality to launch asynchronous functions be it in another thread, another process or even out-of-box. The key is the definition of a set of asynchronous function traits allowing a number of free functions such as run_task() wait_task() and task_result() to be presented.

One might for instance have something like to run a task on a different thread

        // Assuming boost::threader is defined and != boost:thread
        // The following line will launch a function on a separate thread using boost:thread.
        task_id<boost::threader> id= run_task( boost::threader(), boost::bind( my_dns_request, "" ) );
        // do some work here
        { }

        // and some time later wait for request to finish
        wait_task( id );

By specialising the asynchronous function traits it can allow for requests to performed on another host via SOAP or in a RMI-lie fashion for instance.

Would anyone be interested in something like this?

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