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From: Stephan Menzel (stephan.menzel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-09-09 07:35:11

Am Mo., 9. Sept. 2019 um 02:31 Uhr schrieb Gavin Lambert via Boost-users <

> On 4/09/2019 02:21, Stephan Menzel wrote:
> > my experiments with custom composed operations in asio have led me to
> > another question regarding the use of such methods.
> > What do I do in order to have multiple handlers in flight, e.g. for a
> timer?
> Not sure if this helps, but the way that I've done something similar in
> the past is simply to have different overloads of operator() for each
> unique operation signature.
> (Note that my example is for a sequential operation, not a parallel one,
> but in principle you should be able to do something similar.)
> For example:
> operator()()
> -> kicks off first async_wait
> operator()(error_code)
> -> handles result of async_wait and kicks off async_read
> operator()(error_code, size_t)
> -> handles result of async_read and kicks off another async_wait
> This doesn't actually use the coroutine mechanism since the actions are
> split between multiple methods rather than being multiplexed, but I
> think it still read pretty clearly this way.
Ah, OK. I had tried this before but failed as I thought it is mandatory to
have all parameters except Self defaulted. It says so in the example. Since
I did this, the handler types collided.

I have now implemented this approach in a socks connect function I had
trouble with (see my other post) and it works fine without the coroutine:

Thanks! It was a great idea to try that again.

If you're switching between two operations that have the same signature
> (eg. async_read and async_write) then you'll need additional state in
> the handler object to determine which one was in flight; if you're
> trying to run them in parallel then you'll need to bind an extra handler
> argument to disambiguate which one completed first.

The coroutine approach sure looked nicer but having a little state machine
for small composed ops like this doesn't hurt. As iong as it doesn't get
much more complex we're fine.

About your other message:
Yes, when implementing the timeout the moving of the handler turned out to
be the main reason the idea of forking gave me trouble. I was not aware
shared ownership of the handler is an option though.
My impl of the timed_connect works now but isn't very nice by and standard.
Also, I'll be needing to include the timeout into the socks_connect as well
so I will experiment with shared ownership of the handler and see where
that takes me. Thanks!


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