[concurrency-interest] applications of futures?

Michael Hicks mwh@cs.umd.edu
Tue, 29 Apr 2003 21:13:18 -0400

Hi all.
I've recently become interested in the idea of using futures +
asynchronous methods as a means of concurrent programming, and I'm
curious: how many of you on this list use futures in your applications
(or know of applications that use them)?  For those that do, what are
applications and/or their characteristics?  What do you see as the
benefits and limitations of futures?

Thanks in advance,