Sunday, November 23, 2008

Asynchronous transitions for Active Objects

I've added support for asynchronous transitions in ActiveObjectSupport (see parts 1, 2 and 3 in the series).

The asynchronous versions share the same logic of the synchronous ones. The preconditions are checked in the calling thread, the state change to a transient state is also done in the calling thread (as it was previously shown it's just an update to an atomic reference) and the transition is performed in a background thread, including waiting for pending requests to finish.

Why did I add this feature now? Well, I'll need it for the next iteration of lucis.

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