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Subject: Re: [boost] [afio] Formal review of Boost.AFIO
From: Hartmut Kaiser (hartmut.kaiser_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-08-30 09:31:21

> Am 29.08.2015 10:15 nachm. schrieb "Thomas Heller"
> <thom.heller_at_[hidden]>:
> >
> > On 08/29/2015 02:05 AM, Niall Douglas wrote:
> >>
> >> On 28 Aug 2015 at 10:16, Thomas Heller wrote:
> >>
> > Where does error handling happen here? How would the user react to
> errors? What does depends do (not really clear from the documentation)?
> How
> do I handle more than one "precondition"? How do I handle "preconditions"
> which have nothing to do with file I/O?
> >
> > Which ultimately leads me to the question: Why not just let the user
> standard wait composure mechanisms and let the functions have arguments
> that they really operate on?
> > All questions would have a simple answer then.
> >
> > NB: I am still not sure what afio::future<>::then really implies, does
> it
> invalidate the future now? When will the continuation be executed, when
> the
> handler future is ready or when the "value" future is ready? What does
> that
> mean for my precondition?
> Yet another problem I can't spin my head around... What is the result of
> "await af" where af is some afio::future<T>? The handle? Some T? How do I
> make a difference between a function really returning me a handle or one
> which just has the handle returned as a side effect?

It should return the same as would af.get().

Regards Hartmut

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