Nick Coghlan wrote:
You may want to consider providing global thread and process
in the futures module itself. Code which just wants to say "do this
the background" without having to manage the lifecycle of its own executor instance is then free to do so. I've had a lot of experience with a framework that provides this and it is *very* convenient (it's also a good way to avoid deadlocks due to synchronous notification
This seems like a reasonable idea to me.
I take it that the thread/process pool should be unlimited in size. Should every thread/process exit when it finishes its job or should there be a smarter collection strategy?