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From: Simon Meiklejohn (simon.meiklejohn_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-08-14 03:57:09

> > An explicit separation of concepts at this level of abstraction
> > seems useful in terms of recombination into higher level
> > libraries (e.g. ASIO and statechart, futures) and also useful
> > in their own right. Seems analogous to the STL separation of
> > algorithms/iterators/containers which has been deemed a good thing.
 <Oliver.Kowalke <at>> writes:
> Hmm - I would find it useful if defer_point::defer would return an
> future which could be used to transfer results and/or exceptions back to
> the caller.

Yes, that would be very useful. Do you have some code to do that?
Should we use code from the existing futures library in the vault?
I haven't looked at the asio code for a while. Does it offer futures?

Is there scope for making defer_point::defer not only return a future
value, but also directly take parameters and eliminate the slightly
cumbersome bind steps?

int Add(int a, int b);
int one = 1, two = 2;
future<int> result = a_deferrer.defer( Add, one, two );
std::cout << result.get();
//or perhaps
a_deferrer.defer( result, Add, one, two );
// or maybe
defer::do( a_deferrer, result, Add, one, two);



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