Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Fri 27th May 2011 11:34 UTC
General Development After having an interesting discussion with Brendan on the topic of deadlocks in threaded and asynchronous event handling systems (see the comments on this blog post), I just had something to ask to the developers on OSnews: could you live without blocking API calls? Could you work with APIs where lengthy tasks like writing to a file, sending a signal, doing network I/O, etc is done in a nonblocking fashion, with only callbacks as a mechanism to return results and notify your software when an operation is done?
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by dosende on Fri 27th May 2011 12:28 UTC
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I've been researching just the same thing. Such a system would allow for transparent inter-process communication across networks, making way for a new era of distributed computing.

If anyone's interested, look into the E programming language.

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