Boost logo

Boost :

From: Oliver Kowalke (oliver.kowalke_at_[hidden])
Date: 2021-12-06 16:11:11

Am Mi., 1. Dez. 2021 um 14:31 Uhr schrieb Christopher Kohlhoff via Boost <

> On Sun, Nov 28, 2021, at 5:49 PM, Oliver Kowalke via Boost wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'd like to propose the new library boost.spawn
> > ( for review. boost.asio's boost::asio::spawn()
> > uses the deprecated and inefficient boost.coroutine library.
> > boost.spawn provides the same functionality while using
> > boost.context's fiber directly.
> In a nutshell: I am not going to remove spawn() from Asio, nor am I going
> to keep it in its current form forever. This boost.spawn library might well
> have utility for some folks right now, but it doesn't reflect the design
> direction that I have in mind for asio::spawn().
> Specifically, the current problem is the code breakage inherent in
> upgrading asio::spawn() from coroutine-v1 to anything else. This breakage
> relates to:
> - C++03 support
> - coroutine-v1 structures that are exposed through the API
> I have opted to defer that breakage for as long as possible, until I
> decide on the form, function, language requirement, and level of backward
> compatibility of a post-breakage asio::spawn() API.
> The proposal in this thread is to work around me by providing a library as
> an alternative to asio::spawn(), because I have not yet upgraded
> asio::spawn(). As part of providing this alternative library, the proposal
> is that I should also remove asio::spawn()... and in doing so break user
> code.
> If there is to be breakage in asio::spawn(), then that breakage creates
> the opportunity for introducing improvements. I do have some ideas of what
> these will be... performance, usability, consistency and integration with
> more recent additions to Asio. Of course this entails spending some time on
> design work and implementation, but I intend to do this and it will be
> happening at some point relatively soon. A one-to-one substitution of
> boost.context in place of boost.coroutine-v1 won't achieve this.

When do you plan to push your boost.asio commit?

Boost list run by bdawes at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at