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GeneralReversing time, without a flux capacitor Pin
Gary R. Wheeler17-Jan-13 4:03
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englebart23-Jan-13 3:35
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It seems that the sample code given should just put the result into a work queue so that the network IO can be overlapping the actual work without getting out of order...


Kind of reminds me of a mystery when teaching an Intro to C class.
Lab:
Open a file, write 5 lines into the file, close the file.

Result:
The lines were coming out backwards!

Cause:
The fopen() was being called inside the loop.
Line 1 was written (buffered).
open the file again
Line 2 was written (buffered)
etc.

On exit, the handles must have been closed in reverse order so Line 5 flushed first, followed by Line 4, ... Line1.

Buffered IO strikes again.
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GeneralThe best refactoring I have ever seen Pin
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