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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RE[3]: Callback fragmentation
by Neolander on Sun 29th May 2011 07:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Callback fragmentation"
Neolander
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2010-03-08

Point taken ;)

(Partly because of your explanation, and partly because I've also thought that preventing a notification to be fired at fast rates prevents local DoS attacks on things which don't need extreme reactivity)

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