[concurrency-interest] cancel method on Future API. Design rationale

Unmesh joshi unmesh_joshi at hotmail.com
Sat Apr 25 07:58:35 EDT 2009


Hi,

 

Future class in util.concurrent has cancel method. Generally when designing Active Objects, what is the design rationale behind having a Cancel operation? In particular, because there is no guaranty that the task will actually cancelled (in case its completed)

 

Thanks,

Unmesh

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