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Subject: Re: [boost] [next gen future-promise] What tocallthemonadicreturntype?
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-05-26 08:42:49

Giovanni Piero Deretta wrote:
> > auto f = when_any( f1, f2, f3, f4 ); // 2^4 options
> The algorithm can be generic of course.

Can it be generic? Do you have a generic implementation of when_any?

> You'll have the same problem if you want to mix different futures from
> separate libraries.

Yes, I know. Hence my preference for a single std::future that is _the_
future type.

> You are right of course. The readiness notification is orthogonal, but in
> a shared future you need a mutex to synchronise the various consumers
> access to the shared state, so a condition variable becomes the obvious
> choice, while you can be more creative with plain futures.

No, in fact I do not need a mutex to synchronize consumers, as far I can
see. Where would I need it? Consumers don't interfere with one another.

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