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From:
David Nicol
Date:
December 13, 2017 15:15
Subject:
Re: Request For Context - about the 5.22->5.24 context stack rework
Message ID:
CAFwScO9VsvpP4ChAL_N8+CNJCr1qLH2w6oFR-t31yMO-FQhBLA@mail.gmail.com
this "Future" stuff looks like "promises."

"promises" are still an ascending pattern; Perl, being deeply
singlethreaded, seems an awkward fit for the pattern outside of an explicit
concurrency system like POE or such, with its event loop.

Promises are fundamentally a way to organize a more maintainable
event-driven control flow.

Towards supporting promises in core, it seems like "Futures in core" could
get added on to the threading wish-list.

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