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Re: [setup PATCH] next_dialog micropatch (2)

Gary R. Van Sickle wrote:
>> 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
>>>>>> 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).
>> is definitely post-GOF.
> Seems like a lot of work to go to just to eliminate a global variable.


It seems appropriate to point out that I have never read any design patterns


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