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Thursday, September 24 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shared_Future from Scratch

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The contents of header are probably still a bit mysterious to most people. Sure, we know that setting the value of a promise causes the corresponding future to resolve; but how does that happen behind the scenes in a way that allows us to move futures around? How are we going to implement the new features in the Concurrency TS, such as .then() and .when_all()? How (if at all) do futures interact with std::thread, std::async, and "executors"?

We'll present an extremely simplified implementation of futures and shared_futures, without the template metaprogramming that comes along with future and future and so on, but showing all the pointers and synchronization primitives.

Speakers
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Arthur O'Dwyer

Software Engineer, Mixpanel
Arthur O'Dwyer worked for many years at Green Hills Software, making the world's most optimizing C and C++ compilers. Now he works at Mixpanel in San Francisco, where he organizes a monthly C++ meetup.


Thursday September 24, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hamilton (403) Meydenbauer Center