Subject: Re: [boost] [Boost-users] [afio] Formal review of Boost.AFIO
From: Niall Douglas (s_sourceforge_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-08-23 18:17:58
On 23 Aug 2015 at 23:57, Vicente J. Botet Escriba wrote:
> I believe that I need something more about monad<T> than what I have
> found in the documentation.
If there is anything missing, please do say in detail.
> BTW, the link to Boost.Monad  is broken in
I profoundly apologise. In preparation for this review I relocated
the Boost.Monad documentation onto GitHub's web service at
https://ned14.github.io/boost.monad/ as it's more reliably there than
I obviously forgot to update the link in the AFIO docs, despite
having specifically moved the docs for this purpose. It's fixed now
on develop branch. Thanks for the spot.
> Just a question, does the user need to use some APBind interfaces or is
> this just an internal implementation detail (Sorry, I don't know nothing
> about APBind)?
If you want AFIO to use Boost.Thread, you define
BOOST_AFIO_USE_BOOST_THREAD=1 before including. Else it uses the STL
thread. The same goes for BOOST_AFIO_USE_BOOST_FILESYSTEM and
If you want to always use latest AFIO, you bind afio like this:
namespace afio = boost::afio;
If you want to pin a specific ABI which won't break in the future,
you bind afio like this:
namespace afio = BOOST_AFIO_V2_NAMESPACE;
That's probably all most people care about. More advanced stuff can
be seen at
> It will be easier to know the scope of the review and what is left for
> the near future. Is the monad part of the review?
I am happy to accept bug reports on monad<T>. But I don't think the
AFIO review is reviewing monad<T>, nor do you need to.
I mean, if you like the design of boost::shared_future<T>, then by
definition you like the design of monad<T>. I would have said
monad<T> is therefore uncontroversial, as it's already in
Boost.Thread and is very well understood (especially by you
Just everywhere where you see monad<T>, replace it in your mind with
boost::shared_future<T>. It has the same API and same behaviour.
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