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RE: [setup PATCH] next_dialog micropatch (2)

On Mon, 28 Jul 2003, Gary R. Van Sickle wrote:

> > Robert Collins wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2003-07-29 at 02:13, Max Bowsher wrote:
> > >
> > >> If we do add a class, it should probably be a thread class from which all
> > of
> > >> our threaded tasks can derive. Regardless, I don't see that any further
> > >> cleanup will reverse these changes. I can see how it may involve changing
> > >> the same lines to a third form, but that is not a reversal.
> > >
> > > Are you thinking of the (IIR the name C) the 'completion object'
> > > pattern? That would work too.
> >
> > I have no idea what this means.
> It's "Gang Of Four"-speak, though I'm not sure this is actually original
> Gang Of Four, i.e. "Design Patterns: Elements Of Reusable
> Object-Oriented Software" by four guys and a foreward by Grady Booch.
> I don't recall running across it in there.

I think Rob might have meant the "Asynchronous Completion Token" pattern:
<> (first Google match).  This
is definitely post-GOF.
      |\      _,,,---,,_
ZZZzz /,`.-'`'    -.  ;-;;,_
     |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  `'-'		Igor Pechtchanski, Ph.D.
    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

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