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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What? This isn't about phones?
by phoenix on Fri 27th May 2011 16:41 UTC
phoenix
Member since:
2005-07-11

Damn. Here I was expecting a nice long discussion on call blocking services, mobile apps for blocking numbers, and whether or not they actually serve a purpose. ;)

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cb88 Member since:
2009-04-23

Yeah expecting an operating system article on OSnews ;) ... and yet you have a point ;)

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