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11/26/2013

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Paul "LeoNerd" Evans

Some interesting bits in there; looking quite similar to Future in Perl5. I recognise most of the similar bits.

Though one thing I see missing, perhaps it was just skipped over - there's no ability to "cancel" a Promise. I find that highly useful in Futures. They combine nicely using combinators as well. E.g. an "anyof" wrapper for either a task to complete or some timeout to cause a deferred failure. If the task completes we want to cancel the timer, or if the timeout happens we want to cancel the task.

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