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Re: Checking executability for asynchronous commands

From: Markus Elfring
Subject: Re: Checking executability for asynchronous commands
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2020 14:28:15 +0100
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>…, is not a winning argument.

I got further development ideas according to the usage of wait function calls
and better error reporting for asynchronous commands.

>The OP seems to think that "people will occasionally forget to run `wait`",

This happens for various reasons.

> and wants to know if we "care" that people will forget …

The attention varies for this implementation aspect.

> Why should we care?

Would you like to care for proper management of system resources
(including process identifications)?

>The official advice is to run `wait`

How do you think about any additional guidance for such a programming interface?


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