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: Yes.
by JAlexoid on Fri 27th May 2011 15:52 UTC in reply to "Yes."
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Blocking calls are still quite common. Just because on the very next line you know you have the data or an error/exception. Mostly blocking API is non-blocking API wrapped and synched to the response.

Edited 2011-05-27 15:52 UTC

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