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: Comment by Mystilleef
by Lennie on Fri 27th May 2011 14:27 UTC in reply to "Comment by Mystilleef"
Lennie
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2007-09-22

Actually most people working on 'frontend development' (javascript, html, css and so in the browser) are already wired to doing it the event-driven way and they like it.

It is how it was intended to be used in the browser, it's is probably better to not fight it. There is already enough fighting with browsers. ;-)

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