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From: Boris (boris_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-29 08:36:42

Robert Ramey wrote:
> Windows has the concept of "Overlapped I/O" which permits dispatch of
> an i/o request that invokes a call back when done.
> Posix has aio which functions (I believe) in a similar way.
> So one has the concept of asyncronous i/o without any explicit
> reference to threads at least at the application level.

I am not sure if I understand correctly. Just as Don I think we can't get
around threads when we have callbacks. I don't know about Windows but the
callback in aio (Posix) is done by creating a new thread.


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