ACE_Future< T > Class Template Reference

This class implements a ``single write, multiple read'' pattern that can be used to return results from asynchronous method invocations. More...

#include <Future.h>

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Public Member Functions

 ACE_Future (void)
 Constructor.
 ACE_Future (const ACE_Future< T > &r)
 ACE_Future (const T &r)
 ~ACE_Future (void)
 Destructor.
void operator= (const ACE_Future< T > &r)
int cancel (const T &r)
int cancel (void)
bool operator== (const ACE_Future< T > &r) const
bool operator!= (const ACE_Future< T > &r) const
 Inequality operator, which is the opposite of equality.
int set (const T &r)
int get (T &value, ACE_Time_Value *tv=0) const
 operator T ()
int ready (void) const
 Check if the result is available.
int attach (ACE_Future_Observer< T > *observer)
int detach (ACE_Future_Observer< T > *observer)
void dump (void) const
 Dump the state of an object.
ACE_Future_Rep< T > * get_rep (void)

Public Attributes

 ACE_ALLOC_HOOK_DECLARE
 Declare the dynamic allocation hooks.

Private Types

typedef ACE_Future_Rep< T > FUTURE_REP
 Protect operations on the <Future>.

Private Attributes

FUTURE_REPfuture_rep_

Detailed Description

template<class T>
class ACE_Future< T >

This class implements a ``single write, multiple read'' pattern that can be used to return results from asynchronous method invocations.


Member Typedef Documentation

template<class T>
typedef ACE_Future_Rep<T> ACE_Future< T >::FUTURE_REP [private]
 

Protect operations on the <Future>.


Constructor & Destructor Documentation

template<class T>
ACE_Future< T >::ACE_Future void   ) 
 

Constructor.

template<class T>
ACE_Future< T >::ACE_Future const ACE_Future< T > &  r  ) 
 

Copy constructor binds this and r to the same ACE_Future_Rep. An ACE_Future_Rep is created if necessary.

template<class T>
ACE_Future< T >::ACE_Future const T &  r  ) 
 

Constructor that initialises an ACE_Future to point to the result r immediately.

template<class T>
ACE_Future< T >::~ACE_Future void   ) 
 

Destructor.


Member Function Documentation

template<class T>
int ACE_Future< T >::attach ACE_Future_Observer< T > *  observer  ) 
 

Attaches the specified observer to a subject (this ACE_Future). The update method of the specified subject will be invoked with a copy of the associated ACE_Future as input when the result gets set. If the result is already set when this method gets invoked, then the update method of the specified subject will be invoked immediately.

Parameters:
observer The observer to attach to the subject.
Return values:
0 Success.
1 The observer was already attached.
-1 Error; check ACE_OS::last_error() for an error code.

template<class T>
int ACE_Future< T >::cancel void   ) 
 

Cancel an ACE_Future. Put the future into its initial state. Returns 0 on succes and -1 on failure. It is now possible to reuse the ACE_Future. But remember, the ACE_Future is now bound to a new ACE_Future_Rep.

template<class T>
int ACE_Future< T >::cancel const T &  r  ) 
 

Cancel an ACE_Future and assign the value r. It is used if a client does not want to wait for the value to be produced.

template<class T>
int ACE_Future< T >::detach ACE_Future_Observer< T > *  observer  ) 
 

Detaches the specified observer from a subject (this ACE_Future). The update method of the specified subject will not be invoked when the ACE_Future_Rep result gets set.

Parameters:
observer The observer to attach to the subject.
Return values:
0 The observer was successfully detached.
-1 Error, including the observer not attached prior to calling this method.

template<class T>
void ACE_Future< T >::dump void   )  const
 

Dump the state of an object.

template<class T>
int ACE_Future< T >::get T &  value,
ACE_Time_Value tv = 0
const
 

Wait to get the object's value.

Parameters:
value Receives the value of this ACE_Future when it is set.
tv Pointer to an ACE_Time_Value containing the absolute time to wait until for the value to be set. If tv is 0, the call waits indefinitely for the value to be set, unless an error occurs.
Return values:
0 Success; value contains the value of the ACE_Future.
-1 Error; check ACE_OS::last_error() for an error code.

template<class T>
ACE_Future_Rep< T > * ACE_Future< T >::get_rep void   ) 
 

Get the underlying ACE_Future_Rep pointer. Note that this method should rarely, if ever, be used and that modifying the underlying ACE_Future_Rep should be done with extreme caution.

template<class T>
ACE_Future< T >::operator T  ) 
 

Deprecated:
Note that this method is going away in a subsequent release since it doesn't distinguish between failure results and success results (exceptions should be used, but they aren't portable...). Type conversion, which obtains the result of the asynchronous method invocation. Will block forever. The get() method should be used instead since it separates the error value from the result, and also permits timeouts.

template<class T>
bool ACE_Future< T >::operator!= const ACE_Future< T > &  r  )  const
 

Inequality operator, which is the opposite of equality.

template<class T>
void ACE_Future< T >::operator= const ACE_Future< T > &  r  ) 
 

Assignment operator that binds this and r to the same ACE_Future_Rep. An ACE_Future_Rep is created if necessary.

template<class T>
bool ACE_Future< T >::operator== const ACE_Future< T > &  r  )  const
 

Equality operator that returns true if both ACE_Future objects point to the same ACE_Future_Rep object.

Note:
It also returns true if both objects have just been instantiated and not used yet.

template<class T>
int ACE_Future< T >::ready void   )  const
 

Check if the result is available.

template<class T>
int ACE_Future< T >::set const T &  r  ) 
 

Make the result available. Is used by the server thread to give the result to all waiting clients. Returns 0 for success, -1 on failure. This function only has an effect the first time it is called for the object (actually, the first time the underlying ACE_Future_Rep has a value assigned to it). Subsequent calls return 0 (success) but have no effect.


Member Data Documentation

template<class T>
ACE_Future< T >::ACE_ALLOC_HOOK_DECLARE
 

Declare the dynamic allocation hooks.

template<class T>
FUTURE_REP* ACE_Future< T >::future_rep_ [private]
 


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