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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-11-01 16:05:01

"Reece Dunn" <msclrhd_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Cory Nelson wrote:
>>I saw that presentation too, it is very impressive and I can't wait to
>>see what comes of it.
> Yeah, having active and futures support would make writing multithreaded
> apps a dream.
>>I would love to see something like this go into boost but somehow I
>>don't think it could be done elegantly without language and compiler
>>support. Definitely wouldn't complain if someone proved me wrong :)
> Active objects would be very hard to do *automatically* since the object is
> a thread (very neat concept)

Also a very old concept. See Simula. Kristen Nygaard would be

However, it sounds a lot like the COM "apartment model," which I've
never had the pleasure to use, but whose usability I recall my
colleagues complaining bitterly about.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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