[vlc-devel] [RFC 0/2] New executor API
remi at remlab.net
Wed Aug 26 20:42:21 CEST 2020
Le keskiviikkona 26. elokuuta 2020, 20.19.55 EEST Romain Vimont a écrit :
> The background worker API works, but it turns out to be complex to use
> I would like to propose a new API, hopefully easier to use.
Adding yet another API is not exactly making things better, unless the goal is
to replace/remove the existing one. Not to mention that the preexisting timer
and the recently generalised threaded queue also partially overlap.
> In order to support the background worker features, a timeout can be
> provided to automatically cancel/interrupt the task (which adds quite a lot
> of complexity).
TBH, I don't really see the point. One Does Not Simply interrupt a runnable,
unless it is running in a dedicated process (which can be killed). Thus, the
runnable need to handle this internally, and there's not much point exposing
it to the runner.
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