N3785: Executors and schedulers, revision 3 -- C Mysen, N Gustafsson, M Austern, J Yasskin

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Document number: N3785

Date: 2013-10-08

Executors and schedulers, revision 3

by Chris Mysen, Niklas Gustafsson, Matt Austern, Jeffrey Yasskin


This paper is a proposal for executors, objects that can execute units of work packaged as
function objects, in the form of an abstract base class and several concrete classes that
inherit from it. It is based on components that are heavily used in internal Google and
Microsoft code, with changes to better match the style of the C++ standard.

This proposal discusses the design decisions behind the API and also includes a first draft of
formal wording for the working paper.

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