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Re: Future cancellation

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 May 2013 11:20:47 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDDxkjNcXf7nUKfxkZOByWVptp4HeG5T=zgtrb1kTVBDEQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kevin Smith <zenparsing@gmail.com>
Cc: Bill Frantz <frantz@pwpconsult.com>, "public-script-coord@w3.org" <public-script-coord@w3.org>, Brendan Eich <brendan@mozilla.com>, es-discuss <es-discuss@mozilla.org>
On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 11:17 AM, Kevin Smith <zenparsing@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think you're making this far too complicated.  It's much simpler than
>> this:
>>
>> 1. XHR is a very reasonable API to Future-ize.
>> 2. XHRs are cancellable.
>> 3. Ergo, we should have a cancellable Future subtype.
>
> Curious: has this proposed XHR api been published anywhere?

I thought it was at <https://github.com/slightlyoff/DOMFuture>, but
looks like it doesn't include an XHR example reworking yet.

For an example, though, just look at something like jQuery's API, but
with the callback arguments moved to a returned future.  (Or jQuery's
deferred-based API.)

~TJ
Received on Wednesday, 1 May 2013 18:21:33 UTC

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