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Subject: Re: [boost] Futures
From: Sebastian Schaetz (seb.schaetz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-01-04 10:55:30

Thomas Heller <thom.heller <at>> writes:

> Interesting. Let me try to explain what I am seeing in the future concept
> and try to translate that async_result:
> For me, the concept behind futures is twofold, you have the future<T> on the
> *receiving* side which is, apart from the return type of the async operation,
> a completely type erased (as in type of asynchronous operation) handle to a
> future result. Things like promise, packaged_task or whatnot represent the
> *sending* side of the operation.

I'm really happy about this discussion here. Can you clarify what you mean
by a future being type erased? You don't mean to say a future is a
future<any>, do you?

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